The season will launch with William Inge's Bus Stop Sept. 17-Oct. 24 in the Boston University Theatre. Former artistic director Nicholas Martin will stage the classic about a group of travelers stranded in the Midwest during a snowstorm.
Melia Bensussen will direct Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, a touching comedy about the participants in a New Hampshire community acting class, Oct. 15-Nov. 15 at the Calderwood Pavilion.
Huntington artistic director Peter DuBois will reunite with playwright Glaudini (Jack Goes Boating) for the world premiere of Vengeance is the Lord's in which a family is torn between mercy and retribution when the daughter's killer is up for parole. The work will run Nov. 12-Dec. 12 at the B.U. Theatre.
Following will be the previously announced mounting of Ruined, which will be helmed by Liesl Tommy (The Good Negro) Jan. 7-Feb. 6, 2010, at the B.U. Theatre. The work centers on a brothel owner and the women who work for her during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Willy Russell's Educating Rita, about a hairdresser with a passion for literature who rediscovers life when she enrolls in a local university, will run March 11-April 10, 2011, at the B.U. Theatre. Playwright Karam (Speech and Debate) will offer the world premiere of Sons of the Prophet March 25-April 24, 2011, at the Calderwood Pavilion. Peter DuBois will direct the Nazareth, PA-set comedy about two brothers attempting to cope after they lose their father when a prank goes awry.
For its final offering, the Huntington will host Edward Hall's all-male Propeller Theatre Company productions of Comedy of Errors and Richard III May 18-June 19, 2011, at the B.U. Theatre.
The previously announced production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You, which was to open the Huntington season, is no longer on the bill. Tony Award-winning director Anna Shapiro (August: Osage County) is scheduled to stage the production that is anticipating a Broadway opening this November. Representatives for the Huntington stated that the production was still moving forward, but was dropped from the season due to scheduling.
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