Mala: Humanities Forum

1/21/2018 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Explore the context and significance of Mala with Kathleen Boyle following the 2pm matinee performance Sunday, January 21. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of Mala.

Kathleen Boyle MSW, LICSW is the clinical social worker for the Palliative Care Team at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. Boyle focuses on the care of seniors and their families as they face chronic or terminal illness and assists them in formulating treatment plans that support their goals.  Previously, she has worked in hospice and community-based palliative care in both Massachusetts and in Hawaii. She is committed to refining the model of palliative care practice, supporting patients and families facing challenging treatment decisions and encouraging and developing staff competence and compassion related to end of life issues.



About Mala

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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