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"Miss Conduct" of The Boston Globe to Speak at Private Lives Humanities Forum June 10

WHAT:      The Boston Globe's “Miss Conduct” columnist Robin Abrahams will speak at the Huntington Theatre Company’s Humanities Forum June 10 following the 2pm performance of the sparkling comedy Private Lives.

WHEN:      Sunday, June 10, 2012 at approximately 4:15p
                 Following the 2pm performance of Private Lives

WHERE:   The Huntington’s main stage, the Boston University Theatre, Avenue of the Arts / 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

TICKETS: FREE and open to the public. Tickets to Private Lives are sold separately at huntingtontheatre.org/privatelives.

(BOSTON) – In conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy Private Lives, The Boston Globe's “Miss Conduct” columnist Robin Abrahams will discuss the psychological underpinnings of the zaniness depicted in the play at the post-show Humanities Forum on Sunday, June 10 immediately following the 2pm performance.

Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for the Boston Globe Magazine, and is the author of the book Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners, a guide to social life in 21st century America. She is involved in the local theater scene as a board member for Underground Railway Theater and as associate producer for Blood Rose Rising. Ms. Abrahams works as a researcher at Harvard Business School and has co-authored articles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. A Cambridge resident with a PhD in research psychology from Boston University, she hosts a regular segment called "Social Studies" on WGBH radio's "Emily Rooney Show," appears frequently on radio and television and in print venues, and maintains two blogs: robinabrahams.com and boston.com/misconduct.

In the sparkling comedy Private Lives, divorcés Amanda and Elyot meet again by accident on their second honeymoons with brand-new spouses in tow. Fireworks fly as they discover how quickly romance — and rivalry — can be rekindled in Noël Coward's stylish, savvy comedy about the people we can't live with . . . or without. .The Boston Globe calls the show “Splendid! A diamond-sharp production,” and WGBH raves,Hilarious, fantastic, and delicious!” Directed by Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps and Educating Rita), the Huntington’s production features Bianca Amato, Autumn Hurlbert, Paula Plum, James Waterston, and Jeremy Webb.

More information and tickets at huntingtontheatre.org/privatelives or 617 266 0800.

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