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ANNOUNCING "RIPCORD" SPECIAL EVENTS

HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE’S UPROARIOUS COMEDY RIPCORD

(BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Ripcord 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 Ripcord, available at huntingtontheatre.org/ripcord by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) and BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, May 26, 2017 at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

Additionally, the Huntington invites patrons to enter to win the Show-Dine-Dive Ripcord package. One winner will receive two tickets to the production, a $75 gift card to Tremont 647, and two tandem sky diving passes from Skydive Pepperell. Watch Abby and Marilyn make the jump onstage in Ripcord and then experience the thrill of freefall and the serenity of a parachute canopy ride yourself! Learn more at huntingtontheatre.org/ripcord/show-dine-dive-giveaway. The deadline to enter is Friday, June 9 at 12pm.

POST-SHOW AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS
After the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening performances and most Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday matinee performances.
An opportunity for audience members to discuss what they have just seen. Led by members of the Huntington staff. 

A CONVERSATION WITH BOSTON GLOBE’S “MISS CONDUCT” ROBIN ABRAHAMS
Saturday, June 3 after the 2pm performance
Boston Globe Magazine columnist Robin Abrahams (aka “Miss Conduct”) will lead a conversation with Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland after the 2pm performance on Saturday, June 3.

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 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, her previous jobs include theatre publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. Ms. Abrahams is married to Marc Abrahams, publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research and creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are awarded annually for achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think. robinabrahams.com.

A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MURIEL GILLICK
Sunday, June 4 after the 2pm performance
Join Dr. Muriel Gillick and Huntington literary apprentice Sarah Schnebly for a post-show discussion after the 2pm performance of Ripcord on June 4. 

Muriel Gillick is a physician specializing in the care of elderly patients and adults of all ages who are facing serious, life-threatening illness. She is a staff physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and a professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She provides consultation to patients at Brigham and Women Hospital, a major Harvard teaching hospital. Dr. Gillick attended Swarthmore College, where she received a BA in history. She then went on to Harvard Medical School for an MD degree and completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. Her geriatric training took place at Boston University Medical Center. She also spent a year as a research fellow in the Mellon Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is board-certified in both geriatrics and in palliative medicine. Before coming to Harvard Vanguard and Brigham, Dr. Gillick was physician-in-chief at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, a premier long-term care facility in the Boston area. She also served as director of the Harvard Geriatrics Fellowship Program, which trains young physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine. The major focus of Dr. Gillick's work is caring for patients near the end of their lives. She is particularly interested in helping patients and their families figure out what approach to medical care makes most sense for them, given their underlying health status, their values, and their goals.

ACTORS FORUMS
Wednesday, June 7 after the 2pm performance
Thursday, June 15 after the 7:30pm performance

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

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Tuesday, June 20, at the 7:30pm performance
Friday, June 23, at the 8pm performance
The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf/deaf/hard-of-hearing at designated performances.

Seating for each ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house left. Tickets are $20 for each Deaf patron and an additional $20 ticket can be purchased for a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.

Season ASL Consultant: Wendy Watson

HUMANITIES FORUM
Sunday, June 11, after the 2pm performance
Join University of Massachusetts associate professor Kathrin Boerner, PhD and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland for an in-depth discussion about the theme of aging in Ripcord, following the 2pm performance on Sunday, June 11. 

Kathrin Boerner, PhD is an associate professor of gerontology at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Previously, she held senior research scientist positions in several elder care settings, most recently at Jewish Home Lifecare, the largest non-profit geriatric long-term care system in New York City. She received her PhD in psychology from the Free University of Berlin. Dr. Boerner’s research expertise is in adult development and aging, with a focus on coping with chronic illness, end-of-life, and bereavement. In recent years, she has primarily focused on family caregiving and support needs in the context of serious illness, the social relationships and care situation of old and very old adults, and long-term care workforce issues in dealing with patient end-of-life and death. Dr. Boerner has a strong publication and funding record (over 90 journal articles and book chapters; US and international funding). She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 20; Adult Development and Aging) and the Gerontological Society of America.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION AND CALENDAR
WHEN
May 26 – June 25, 2017

               Select Evenings: Tues. – 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, May 31, 7pm. RSVP online.

WHERE
South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, 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)

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