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Announcing "Bad Dates" Special Events

HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HILARIOUS & SHARP ONE-WOMAN COMEDY BAD DATES 

(BOSTON) – In conjunction with its current production of Bad Dates, Huntington Theatre Company will host several special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Bad Dates, available online, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances run from January 26 through February 25, 2018 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre.

35 BELOW WRAP PARTY
Friday, January 26 following the 8pm performance
A post-show party for the region’s culturally minded ages 35 and below featuring backstage access, free refreshments, and live entertainment. Mingle with members of the cast, creative team, and Huntington staff.

The Bad Dates 35 Below party is inspired by date locations referenced in the play. Take a tour of Haley’s romantic and unusual dating experiences at our off-kilter French, Italian, and Japanese restaurants. Enjoy the romantically cheesy stylings of our accordion player, or get a balloon creation from our balloon artist. 35 Below tickets are available at all performances to patrons 35 and under for just $30.

STAGE & SCREEN: MILDRED PIERCE  IN CONJUNCTION WITH BAD DATES
Monday, January 29 at 7pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline
Tickets: coolidge.org/films/mildred-pierce
$11 for Huntington subscribers and $14 for other patrons.
Stage & Screen is a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company exploring the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films – presents Mildred Pierce in conjunction with Bad Dates.

In this noir classic and Academy Award-winning film, Mildred (Joan Crawford) is interrogated by police about the death of her second husband, Monte Beragon. Throughout the film, flashbacks reveal the events leading up to his death as well as the details of Mildred’s relationship with her spoiled and social climbing daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth). An examination of successful, ambitious women and how they live, Mildred Pierce is as relevant as ever. Mildred Pierce is referenced in Bad Dates, and the plays protagonist Haley Walker considers herself to be a modern-day Mildred Pierce. After the film, join us for a post-show conversation with Boston Globe’s Miss Conduct Robin Abraham.

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.

LORD & TAYLOR
Thursday, February 8 from 6-8pm at the Lord & Taylor Prudential Center shoe department, 2nd floor
RSVP online
Join us at Lord & Taylor Prudential Center on February 1 to celebrate the Huntington Theatre Company’s 15th anniversary production of Bad Dates, starring Haneefah Wood as shoe connoisseur looking for love, Haley Walker. Stop by the Lord & Taylor 2nd floor shoe section – where Haley would be in heaven – between 6pm and 8pm for an event that includes:

  • Magic 106.7 will be broadcasting live from Lord & Taylor – and the Magic Street Team will be on hand for prize giveaways
  • Enter-to-win Raffle prizes include: Huntington Theatre Company tickets, restaurant gift certificates, Lord & Taylor discount certificates
  • Buy a pair of shoes from Lord & Taylor during the event, and receive a complimentary pair of tickets to Bad Dates

AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Saturday, February 10 at 2pm
Saturday, February 17 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 an additional $20 ticket can be purchased for a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org or 617 273 1558.

HUMANITIES FORUM: A CONVERSATION WITH LABOR OF LOVE: THE INVENTION OF DATING AUTHOR MOIRA WEIGEL
Sunday, February 11 after the 2pm performance
Join author Moira Weigel for a lively discussion about the significance of Bad Dates and the intricacies of modern dating following the 2pm performance on February 11. Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.

Moira Weigel is a writer and scholar, currently at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She recently completed her PhD in Comparative Literature and Media Studies at Yale University. Broadly, Moira is interested in the social and cultural life of technology and how technological and economic changes change our brains, our bodies, and human relations. Her first book, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating came out from Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux in 2016. 

ACTORS FORUMS
Thursday, February 15 after the 7:30pm performance
Wednesday, February 21 after the 2pm performance
Meet Haneefah Wood, the star of Bad Dates, and ask her your questions at the Actors Forum following the performance.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Friday, February 23 at 8pm 
The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and 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.

ABOUT BAD DATES
WHEN
January 26 – February 25, 2018
               Select Evenings: Mon. – Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. at 8pm; select Mon. at 7:30pm;
                           select Sun. at 7pm
               Matinees: Select Wed., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm
               Days and times vary; see complete schedule above. 
Press Opening: Wednesday, January 31, 6:30pm. RSVP online.

WHERE
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., 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 Huntington 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
  • $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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South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
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