The Boston-based company, headed by artistic director Nicholas Martin, announced five of its seven plays lineup for the 25th anniversary season. Works will play at the Boston University Theatre and the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
"With this mix of classic revivals and exciting new American plays, I think we have created the Huntington's strongest season in years," stated Martin in a release. "The 25th season reflects pieces of our long history, and envisions the bold new places that we're headed, both as an organization and as a prolific contributor to the national theatre scene."
Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius and Noah Haidle's Persephone were both featured in Huntington's 2006 "Breaking Ground Festival" of new play readings and receive their world premieres this season courtesy of the same company.
The 2006-2007 Huntington season (subject to change) is slated as follows:
August Wilson's Radio Golf (Sept. 8-Oct. 8) - B.U. Theatre
Kenny Leon directs this "pre-Broadway production" of Wilson's cycle-culminating drama set in 1990's Pittsburgh which centers on a historic house and redevelopment plans to demolish it.
Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius (Oct. 6-Nov. 12) - Calderwood Pavilion/ BCA
Hot playwright of The Scene, The Water's Edge, Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum and more pens a new tale about the "discovery of priceless stamps that pulls apart two sisters and gets them into deep trouble with a trio of shady dealers." Rebecca Bayla Taichman directs.
The Cherry Orchard (opens Jan. 5, 2007) - B.U. Theatre
Tony Award-nominated actress Kate Burton (The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife) stars as Madame Ranevskaya, reteaming with her Hedda Gabler director Nicholas Martin, in a new staging of the Anton Chekhov classic.
Noah Haidle's Persephone (March 30-May 6, 2007) - BCA
From the mind of the man who penned Mr. Marmalade comes a new darkly comic play in which "an Italian Renaissance statue burdened by an unrequited love for her sculptor and her inability to turn a blind eye to five centuries of human misery."
David Rabe's Streamers (May 18-June 17) - B.U. Theatre Scott Ellis (Twelve Angry Men, The Little Dog Laughed) will stage the Rabe anti war drama which finds "four young soldiers fresh from boot camp [who] wait anxiously in 1965 Virginia, watching the Vietnam conflict escalate." Two plays for the forthcoming season will be announced shortly.
Subscriptions for the Huntington season will be available by calling (617) 266-0800. For more information, visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.