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HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

(BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of A Confederacy of Dunces, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to A Confederacy of Dunces, available at huntingtontheatre.org/A Confederacy of Dunces/ by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25, with performances now extended due to popular demand through December 20, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

35 BELOW WRAP PARTY
Friday, November 13, following the 8pm performance

A post-show party for the region’s culturally curious ages 35 and below featuring backstage access, free refreshments, and live entertainment by Berklee Trio. Mingle with members of the cast, creative team, and Huntington staff. 35 Below tickets are available at all performances to patrons 35 and under for just $30.

The Friday, November 13 event is sold out and the after party is at capacity.

COOLIDGE CORNER SCREENING OF DOWN BY LAW
Monday, November 16 at 7pm

A “neo-Beat noir comedy,” about three hapless men — an unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni) — in a Louisiana prison filled with colorful characters and comic misadventures. Join us for a conversation after the screening with A Confederacy of Dunces adapter Jeffrey Hatcher and the Huntington’s Charles Haugland, and compare the film to John Kennedy Toole’s iconic characters.

Part of the Stage & Screen series, a collaboration between the Huntington Theatre Company and the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

BOSTON GLOBE EVENT WITH ARTS REPORTER MALCOLM GAY AND PLAYWRIGHT AND ADAPTER JEFFREY HATCHER
Tuesday, November 17 after the 7:30pm performance

Join Boston Globe Arts Reporter Malcolm Gay and Playwright and Adapter Jeffrey Hatcher for a compelling conversation about A Confederacy of Dunces. Tickets to the November 17 performance are $45 for Boston Globe subscribers who use the discount code BGEVENT.

Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. The recipient of numerous national journalism awards, he is the author of the recently published book, The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines, which Scientific American MIND called one of the most fascinating books you will ever read. You can learn more about Malcolm and The Brain Electric at malcolmgay.com.  

STUDENT MATINEE
Friday, November 20 at 10am

For students in grades 8–12. Tickets: $15. Includes pre-show in-school visit, curriculum guide, post-show Actors Forum, and Dramatic Returns card for each student. Call 617 273 1558 for more information.

AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Friday, November 20 at 10am (student matinee)

Saturday, December 5 at 2pm

The Huntington Theatre Company offers audio description for blind and low-vision patrons at designated performances. Tickets are $20 for each patron and a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.

HUMANITIES FORUM
Sunday, November 22 after the 2pm performance

Join Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and Southern writing expert Thomas Underwood, Harvard professor and senior lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program at Boston University, for an in depth discussion about themes and subject matter in A Confederacy of Dunces following the 2pm performance. 

Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.

Thomas Underwood’s course “The Rhetoric of Freedom in America” is the recipient of many awards for teaching college writing, including the Arthur G.B. Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University’s highest teaching honor. For his work teaching at Harvard College, he earned more than a dozen citations from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. He has also been awarded the Harvard University Extension School’s James E. Conway Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing. Mr. Underwood, Senior Lecturer (Master Level) in the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program, is the author of Allen Tate: Orphan of the South and is co-editor of Blacks at Harvard: A Documentary History of African-American Experience at Harvard and Radcliffe and of The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal: Essays After I’ll Take My Stand. In 2007 he was selected for inclusion in Contemporary Authors.

ACTORS FORUMS
Friday, November 20 after the 10am performance
Thursday, December 3 after the 7:30pm performance
Wednesday, December 9 after the 2pm performance

Meet participating members of the cast of A Confederacy of Dunces and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum, following the performance.

POST-SHOW AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS LED BY MEMBERS OF THE HUNTINGTON STAFF
After most Tuesday - Friday, Saturday matinee, and Sunday matinee performances

ABOUT A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

WHEN
November 11 – December 20, 2015

               Select Evenings: Mon. – Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. at 8pm; select Sun. at 7pm
              Matinees: Select Wed., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm
              Days and times vary; see complete schedule below.

Press Opening: Wednesday, November 18, 7pm. RSVP online.

WHERE

Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

TICKETS

Single tickets starting at $25 and FlexPasses are on sale:

  • online at huntingtontheatre.org;
  • by phone at 617 266 0800; or
  • in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston’s South End.

Select discounts apply:

  • $5 off: seniors
  • $10 off: subscribers and BU community (faculty/staff/alumni)
  • $30 “35 Below” tickets for patrons 35 years old and younger (valid ID required)
  • $20 student and military tickets (valid ID required)

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON

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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