All Times

by Eleanor Burgess • Directed by Moritz von Stueplnagel

An intergenerational drama of lyricism and wit. When Annabel Foley refuses treatment after a stroke, her estranged daughter Helen bribes the beloved granddaughter Madison - a semi-employed musician from Brooklyn – to take on the role of caregiver. But as Annabel inches towards recovery, Madison confronts Helen’s indomitable will and her own millennial ambivalence. Haunted by plaintive sea shanties, playwright Eleanor Burgess’ new play All Times examines three generations of New England women.

Featuring Emma Galvin*, Liz Morgan*, Dee Nelson*, Anne Scurria*, Jonathan Hogan*, Rajesh Bose*, and Celeste Oliver*.

Eleanor Burgess is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow. She recently wrote The Niceties (2018) at the Huntington. Her work has been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre Center, Alliance Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Portland Stage Company, and Centenary Stage, and developed with The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Page 73, The Civilians, Salt Lake Acting Company, the Lark Play Development Center, and the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop. She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and studied history at Yale College and dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

(As of October 4, 2018)

Breaking Ground is the Huntington Theatre Company's reading series, a vital part of our new play development program. This series brings attention to the work of local playwrights and presents national writers into partnership with the Huntington. Over the last seven years, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally. Unless otherwise noted, admission to all Breaking Ground readings is FREE and open to the public.


  • Eleanor Burgess Playwright Eleanor Burgess Playwright
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel Director
  • Dee Nelson Helen Jackson Dee Nelson Helen Jackson
  • Emma GalvinMadison Ames
  • Liz MorganYveline
  • Anne ScurriaAnnabel Jackson
  • Jonathan HoganDavid Jackson
  • Rajesh BoseRaghavan
  • Celeste OlivaMrs. Chow
  • Melissa JesserReader

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