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"Piercingly honest and exquisitely moving.”The Boston Globe
"Candid, raw, and exhilarating!”WBUR's The ARTery

Funny, brutally honest, and ultimately cathartic, Mala puts a sharp focus on what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good but don’t always succeed.

Named one of the best plays of the year by The Boston Globe, WBUR’s The ARTery, and DigBoston when it premiered at ArtsEmerson, this powerful one-woman show written by and featuring Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew, Becoming Cuba) dances between a mother’s growing frailty and a daughter’s quest for grace — all set during an epic Boston winter.

The Huntington is pleased to present the ArtsEmerson production of Mala.

Approximate run time: 80 minutes with no intermission.

Seating at select performances of Mala is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call the Huntington Box Office at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.



 

Melinda Lopez“I am thrilled to bring Mala back to Boston. The Huntington has provided me the time and space to continue to create new work as their playwright-in-residence, and I am grateful to them for remounting the original production, as this play is extremely close to my heart.”— Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez
David Dower“It was a true joy collaborating with Melinda on the premiere of her play, Mala. The humor, intelligence and courage that Melinda brought to her writing immediately resonated and provided a great foundation to tell her important story, universal to so many.”— Director David Dower, ArtsEmerson's Co-Artistic Director

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  • Mala Trailer

    "Candid, raw, and exhilarating!" See why Mala is "so loved by Boston audiences."

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  • Mala Behind the Scenes

    Step into the rehearsal hall of Melinda Lopez's powerful personal drama Mala.

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  • Mala Audience Reviews

    Boston audiences are calling Mala "powerful," "fun," and "entertaining." Don't miss this powerful personal drama on stage through February 4.

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Press Reviews

"Piercingly honest and exquisitely moving.”The Boston Globe
"Candid, raw, and exhilarating!”WBUR's The ARTery
"A profound experience! Mala shows us again why Melinda Lopez is so loved by Boston audiences.”EDGE Boston
"Exquisite! A powerful, personal drama.”The Patriot Ledger
"An emotionally stirring experience. Melinda Lopez is simply wonderful!”Boxing Over Broadway
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Artists

  • Melinda Lopez Playwright Melinda Lopez
  • David Dower Director David Dower
  • Ari Herzig Projection Designer Ari Herzig
  • Arshan Gailus Sound Designer Arshan Gailus
  • Kristine Holmes Scenic Designer Kristine Holmes
  • Scott Pinkney Lighting Designer Scott Pinkney
  • P.Carl Dramaturg P.Carl
  • Debra A. Acquavella Production Stage Manager Debra A. Acquavella
  • Lizzy Gordon Stage Manager Lizzy Gordon

Prices & Seating

Section
Performance Day Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$85-$95 $55-$65 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$75-$85 $45-$55 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $65 $40 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
Section
Price
Zone 1
$85-$95
Zone 2
$55-$65
Zone 3
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
Section
Price
Zone 1
$75-$85
Zone 2
$45-$55
Zone 3
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
Zone 1
$65
Zone 2
$40
Zone 3
$25
Seatmap

Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
Main: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 | 617 266 7900 | BOX OFFICE 617 266 0800

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