The Huntington Theatre Company production of Jon Robin Baitz' searing drama, A Fair Country, based on the playwright's personal experiences living as an adolescent in apartheid-era South Africa, will begin previews in Boston on Oct. 27. The play opens Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 26.
As reported earlier, Huntington artistic director Nicholas Martin and managing director Michael Maso continue their 2000-2001 mainstage season with this story of the Burgess family, comprising American expatriates who "confront both the external injustices of their surroundings and their own internal strife."
A Fair Country is directed by Steppenwolf Theatre artistic associate Anna D. Shapiro (Steppenwolf's Side Man, Three Days of Rain, Wolf Lullaby, The Viewing Room). The show stars Pamela Payton Wright (Broadway's The Show-Off, Exit the King, The Cherry Orchard, The Crucible, M. Butterfly, The Night of the Iguana, Mourning Becomes Electra), Frank Converse (Broadway's First One Asleep Whistle, Brothers; Lincoln Center revivals of Philadelphia Story, A Streetcar Named Desire) and Matthew Wilkas (Williamstown Theatre Festival's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Parker). Also featured in the cast are Bob Colonna, Geddeth Smith, Ed Blunt and Kathryn Zamora-Benson.
The design team includes set designer Mark Wendland, costume designer Kärin Kopischke, lighting designer Kevin Adams and sound designer Benjamin Emerson. James Calleri cast the show.
Tickets range from $12-$55. The Huntington Theatre Company is located at 264 Huntington Avenue in Boston. For tickets call (617) 266-0800 or visit www.huntingtontheatre.org. -- By Murdoch McBride