Huntington Theatre Companys Holds 30th Anniversary Open House Monday, October 10


(BOSTON) — In honor of its 30th Anniversary Season, the Huntington Theatre Company will hold a free Open House at its mainstage on the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) on Monday, October 10 from 11am until 3pm. The event will be open to the public from 12pm until 3pm; the 11am hour will be exclusive for Huntington subscribers.

Activities at the free event will include backstage tours through the working scene, prop, costume, and paint shops; technical demonstrations; conversations with artists; giveaways; the ever-popular costume corner where guests can try on and be photographed in favorite Huntington costumes; and more. Families are welcome. Staff will be collecting Huntington memories from attendees.

The day's events will be American Sign Language-interpreted.

Huntington subscribers and anyone who makes a ticket purchase in person on October 10 will receive a free Huntington gift.


    11am: Doors open to subscribers

    11:45am: Education presentation

    12pm: Doors open to the general public

    12:15pm: Season Preview talk with Managing Director Michael Maso

    1pm: Playwrights Panel featuring Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (Before I Leave You) and Evan M. Wiener (Captors); Moderated by Charles Haugland, Artistic and Literary Programs

    1:45pm: Education presentation

    2pm: Performance of selections from Candide 

    2:30pm: Season Preview talk with Charles Haugland, Dramaturgy and Artistic Programming

    2:50pm: Raffle drawing

    3pm: Open House ends

Learn more and RSVP at The Open House is part of Opening Our Doors, a day of free arts and cultural events sponsored by the Fenway Alliance.


In person at BU Theatre Box Office (Avenue of the Arts / 264 Huntington Ave.): 11 — 3pm
By phone: 11am — 6pm
Online: 9am — midnight


A Love Story for Grownups
by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
October 14 — November 13, 2011
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In a blink, Emily's Harvard Square world falls apart. Her husband Koji suddenly embraces his Asian roots. Her friend Jeremy's work on his novel gets interrupted by a health scare and his sister Trish moving in. Four longtime friends face too much past and too little future in this moving new comedy.

  • Friday, October 14 at 8pm
  • Sunday, October 16 at 7pm
  • Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 22 at 2pm
  • Sunday, October 23 at 7pm

Thrilling True Story
by Evan M. Wiener
Directed by Peter DuBois
Based on Peter Z. Malkin's memoir with Harry Stein
Eichmann In MY Hands
November 11 — December 11, 2011
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

1960 Buenos Aires. Covert Israeli agents have just nabbed Adolf Eichmann, the world's most wanted war criminal. The agents hold "the architect of the Holocaust" in a safe house, but bringing him to justice means getting his signature. One of his captors and Eichmann, the infamous mastermind, compete in a thrilling battle of wills.

  • Friday, November 11 at 8pm
  • Saturday, November 12 at 8pm
  • Sunday, November 13 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm

Scathing Hit Comedy
by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Daniel Goldstein
January 6 — February 5, 2012
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning New York smash hit by the author of Art comes to the Huntington! Two sets of parents meet for the first time to settle their sons' nasty schoolyard tangle. But all attempts at civilized discussion quickly devolve into childlike behavior in this fast, furious, and very, very funny comedy of bad manners.

  • Friday, January 6 at 8pm
  • Saturday, January 7 at 8pm
  • Sunday, January 8 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 12 at 7:30pm


Tickets to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Luck of the Irish, and Private Lives are available with a seated subscription.

  • 6-play ODS price = $180

  • 5-play ODS price = $150

  • 4-play ODS price = $120

Discount prices available on October 10 only. Seating will be best available at chosen day/performance time.


Additional events celebrating the Huntington's 30th Anniversary will be announced at a later date.



Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston's leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, the serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University. For more information, visit

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