Hurricane Diane :  Audio Descriped Performance

9/25/2021 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

A clever comic whirlwind about a gardener with supernatural secrets

Hurricane Diane

By Madeleine George
Directed by Jenny Koons
August 27, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Batten down the hatches! A high-intensity force of nature is blowing into town: Hurricane Diane, the roof-raising new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George. In the suburbs of the Garden State, the Greek God Dionysus returns from the heavens in the guise of a butch gardener named Diane, who’s hell bent on reversing climate change and restoring earthly order by seducing a band of mortal followers. Why not begin with four real housewives from New Jersey? The New York Times calls it an “astonishing, perfect storm of timely tragicomedy.” And New York Magazine raves, “Hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection… there’s so much to celebrate!”

Approximate run time: Hurricane Diane plays in approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


This production includes strobe lighting effects and a simulated thunderstorm.

Read more on the content advisories for this production.



Action Pact The Huntington is proud to participate in the Green Ribbon Commission and the Action Pact Initiative, a consortium of arts, science, history, sports and entertainment organizations committed to leadership on climate action through creativity, education, and facility energy efficiency and resilience.


Hurricane Diane is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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