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Our 2019-2020 season includes 4 productions at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and 3 productions at the Calderwood Pavilion.

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On stage now & coming soon:

  • The Purists

    by Dan McCabe | Directed by Billy Porter
    August 30 - September 29, 2019
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    A thrilling world premiere by an exciting new voice, The Purists brings Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, “Pose” on FX) to the Huntington to direct this soaring new play by Dan McCabe. A former rapper, a DJ and a showtune-loving telesales director have become an unlikely group who hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. But when an impromptu rap battle erupts between two younger female emcees, everything gets questioned. With raw emotion and uproarious humor, The Purists asks what is friendship? How can we embrace new ideas? And what does it mean to be wholly yourself?

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  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Peter DuBois
    September 20 - October 20, 2019
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award and four-time Best Play Tony Award winner Stoppard (Shakesepare in Love, The Real Thing, and Travesties), and directed by the Huntington’s own Artistic Director, Peter DuBois.

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  • Quixote Nuevo

    by Octavio Solis | Directed by KJ Sanchez
    November 15 - December 15, 2019
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    One of literature’s most vibrant and memorable characters, Cervantes’ Don Quixote is boldly brought to life by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis and director KJ Sanchez in this hysterically funny and exceptionally poetic play. Transported to a border-town in Texas, the eccentric, brilliant knight embarks on a cross-desert quest to reunite with a long-lost love. Chased by Death himself – in the form of roving bands of mariachi Calacas – Quixote always leads with his heart in a world of people led astray by their brains. Quixote Nuevo is a triumphant celebration and a rich, contemporary, theatrical fable that has been created anew by Solis, one of the storytellers behind the Disney-Pixar film Coco.

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  • We All Fall Down

    by Lila Rose Kaplan | Directed by Melia Bensussen
    January 10 - February 9, 2020
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Linda and Saul Stein still live in the Westchester home where they raised their two beautiful daughters. But when Saul unexpectedly retires, Linda summons the family to celebrate Passover for the first time in decades. Linda tends slightly toward the theatrical (okay, a lot), and their family has never been particularly religious (okay, not at all). So their comic attempts to bring the Seder to life go from riotous to heartwrenching in this play from Huntington Playwriting Fellow and Somerville resident Lila Rose Kaplan, directed by Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen. Can this family come together, or will an age-old tradition tear them apart?

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  • Sweat

    by Lynn Nottage | Directed by Kimberly Senior
    January 31 - March 1, 2020
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-nominated Best Play by Lynn Nottage comes alive in a moving and urgently relevant new production directed by Kimberly Senior (The Niceties). Based on interviews with the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of close friends struggles to stay connected when their factory is at risk of collapse. In a neighborhood bar, each of them reaches for their piece of the American dream. Can their friendships survive this test? Nottage weaves a tale of trust and doubt, longtime bonds and short-term possibilities. The New York Times raves, “Superb… Nottage is writing at the peak of her powers.”

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  • Our Daughters, Like Pillars

    by Kirsten Greenidge
    Directed by Kimberly Senior
    March 20 - April 19, 2020
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    It’s a surprise to everyone when Lavinia invites her sisters and their mother to a gorgeous summer house in New Hampshire for a vacation that she hopes will last forever. But when the sisters’ stepmother Missy – the woman who inherited their dad’s everything – shows up unannounced, long-simmering feuds flare up, and family bonds are called into question. Where is this family heading? Can they be happy with what they’ve been given? And who invited Missy? Obie Award-winning playwright and Boston native Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish, Milk Like Sugar) and director Kimberly Senior (The Niceties) tell the incredibly funny and moving story of one whirlwind weekend in the life of a contemporary black American family.

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  • The Bluest Eye

    Novel by Toni Morrison
    Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
    April 24 - May 24, 2020
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison’s acclaimed debut novel The Bluest Eye. Brought to life as a tremendously moving theatrical event by Boston favorite Lydia Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People), The Bluest Eye tells the story of Pecola, a young black girl who believes everything in her world would be made wonderful if only she had blue eyes. Enthralling, gorgeously written, and incredibly emotional, The Bluest Eye asks powerful questions concerning racism, beauty, and identity with stunning grace and subtlety.

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