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 and inspired by Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Familie
by J. Anthony Lukas
Dates to be announced
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

After careful consideration, the Huntington has made the difficult decision to postpone our 20-21 season, and we will therefore not be producing any shows on our stages through December of this year. Learn more.

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 were more segregated in 2019 than they were in 1974. Developed with ArtsEmerson, this unique work comes from Obie Award winners Melia Bensussen (We All Fall Down and Awake and Sing! at the Huntington) and Kirsten Greenidge (Our Daughters, Like Pillars and 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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