The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic comes to powerful theatrical life

Common Ground Revisited

Conceived by Melia Bensussen and Kirsten Greenidge Adapted by Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Melia Bensussen
Based in part on and inspired by the book Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas
Jan. 8 – Feb. 7, 2021
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

Inspired by the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, this riveting and intricately woven new play brings Boston’s history to life, culminating in three families’ experience in court-mandated busing. Diverse in both race and class, what can these families experience tell us about our own time? Especially when Boston Public Schools are more segregated in 2019 than they were in 1974. Developed with ArtsEmerson, this unique work comes from Obie winners Melia Bensussen (Yerma at the Huntington) and Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish at the Huntington), with direction by Bensussen. The New York Times praises the book as “an epic of American city life.”

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


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