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SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THE HUNTINGTON’S PRODUCTIONS OF DISGRACED AND HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED

(BOSTON, MA) – The Huntington Theatre Company announced today that due to a scheduling conflict, its previously announced dates for Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced and August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned have been changed, and the Huntington will produce Disgraced in association with Long Wharf Theatre. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning show will be directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. Disgraced will now be performed at the Huntington from January 8 – February 7, 2016 and August Wilson’s powerful memoir, How I Learned What I Learned, will now be performed March 5 – April 3, 2016.

Single tickets to A Little Night Music and A Confederacy of Dunces are available now, and tickets to the remaining shows in the Huntington’s 2015-2016 season (starting at $25; discounts available to subscribers, members of the military, and the BU community, and those aged 35 and under) will be available on Tuesday, August 4:

  • online at huntingtontheatre.org beginning at 12am
  • by phone at 617 266 0800 beginning at 12pm
  • in person at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Ave.) and the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) Box Offices beginning at 12pm

Huntington subscribers and FlexPass holders can exchange their Disgraced or How I Learned What I Learned tickets now by calling the Box Office at 617 266 0800.

Huntington subscriptions are on sale now and subscribers get the best seats and the best prices. Seven-play packages are the best value and start at just $150. More information is available by phone at 617 266 0800 and online at huntingtontheatre.org/subscribe.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Gordon Edelstein (Director of Disgraced) is in his 13th season as Long Wharf Theatre’s Artistic Director. In addition to his recent work on the world premiere of Athol Fugard’s Have You Seen Us? and his own adaptation of A Doll’s House, Mr. Edelstein directed Coming Home at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie starring Judith Ivey at the Roundabout Theatre Company. As a director, he has garnered three Connecticut Critics Circle Awards and during his tenure at Long Wharf Theatre, the theatre has produced world premieres by Athol Fugard, Paula Vogel, Craig Lucas, Julia Cho, Noah Haidle, Dael Orlandersmith, and Anna Deavere Smith. Over the course of his career, he has also directed and/or produced premieres by Philip Glass, Arthur Miller, Paula Vogel, Donald Margulies, James Lapine, Charles Mee, Mac Wellman, and Martin McDonagh, among many others, and has directed an extremely diverse body of work from Sophocles to Pinter, and from Shakespeare to Beckett. Under his artistic leadership, Long Wharf Theatre has received 14 additional Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, including six best actor or actress awards in plays that he directed. He was also given the organization’s Tom Killen Award, given annually to an individual who has made an indelible impact on the Connecticut theatrical landscape. Mr. Edelstein has directed countless plays and workshops for Long Wharf Theatre including the world premieres of BFE (transfer to Playwrights Horizons), The Day the Bronx Died (transfer to New York and London), A Dance Lesson, and The Times, as well as We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, A New War, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Anna Christie, The Front Page, and Mourning Becomes Electra, starring Jane Alexander. Prior to assuming artistic leadership of Long Wharf Theatre, Mr. Edelstein helmed Seattle’s ACT Theatre for five years. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in history and religious studies from Grinnell College in 1976 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Grinnell College in 2003.

Disgraced calendar

How I Learned calendar

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ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY

Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award and named Best of Boston 2013 and 2014 by Boston magazine, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org

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