Common Ground Revisited :  Audio Described Performance

6/25/2022 The Huntington Calderwood / BCA

Audio Description is a carefully timed, live narration of the visual aspects of a performance. It is broadcast via a radio transmitter to patrons who wear a single headphone receiver enabling them to hear both the on-stage dialogue and the describer's narration.

Headsets must be reserved and limited seating is available. Braille and large print programs will be available at the performances. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for audio described program notes and set description. Guide dogs are welcome. Tickets are $20 for each blind/low-vision patron and a guest. To reserve tickets and headsets, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558 or email

Reserve Tickets

Blind school groups are also invited to attend the Student Matinee Series, several performances of which are audio-described. Schools are provided with study and curriculum guides in advance and with preview tickets for teachers (on request). Although geared for school groups, individual blind or visually impaired students accompanied by an adult are also welcome. For student matinee information or reservations, please contact the Access Coordinator at 617 273 1558, or email


The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic comes to powerful theatrical life

Common Ground Revisited

An adaptation of  J. Anthony Lukas' Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
Conceived by Melia Bensussen and Kirsten Greenidge 
Adapted by Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Melia Bensussen
May 27 - June 26, 2022
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA, 527 Tremont st.

Listen to Common Ground: In Perspective, a new companion podcast series to The Huntington's upcoming production of Common Ground Revisited. Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves. Listen now.

This riveting and intricately woven world premiere play brings Boston’s history to life in the 1960s and 70s, culminating in three families’ experiences in court-mandated busing. Diverse in both race and class, what can these families’ experiences tell us about our own time? Especially when Boston Public Schools are more segregated in 2021 than they were in 1974. Common Ground Revisited is inspired by Anthony Lukas’ landmark Pulitzer Prize winning book, which The New York Times praises as an “epic of American city life.” Developed with ArtsEmerson, this unique work comes from Obie Award winners Melia Bensussen and Kirsten Greenidge, reteaming for the first time since their acclaimed Huntington production of Luck of the Irish.

Originally commissioned and developed with ArtsEmerson.
Photo: Stan Grossfeld, Courtesy of The Boston Globe

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