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Can You Forgive Her? Humanities Forum

4/17/2016 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2pm

oin Boston Globe Magazine columnist Robin Abrahams (aka “Miss Conduct”) and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland for a post-show talkback about the themes in Can You Forgive Her? following the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday, April 17. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of Can You Forgive Her?

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.

Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.

The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a leading expert. Past forums have featured historians Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals) and Beverly Morgan-Welch (Museum of African-American History), playwrights Paula Vogel and Lydia R. Diamond, Boston Globe columnists, and accomplished scholars. The Humanities Forum is presented following select Sunday matinee performances.

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About Can You Forgive Her?

It’s Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s up to her neck in debt, she might be falling for the man who pays her bills, and now her date has threatened to kill her. A charismatic stranger offers shelter and a drink; where will the night take them? With her trademark dark humor, two-time Pulitzer finalist Gina Gionfriddo presents complicated characters wrestling with love, money, and their past in this sharp contemporary comedy.

Approximate run time: 1 hours and 40 minutes without intermission.

Please note, herbal cigarettes are used in this production. 

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