Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Hopper Collection Complete Huntington Season

News   Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Hopper Collection Complete Huntington Season The Huntington Theatre Company has announced two additions to the upcoming season with Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses — starring Michael T. Weiss — and Mat Smart's The Hopper Collection completing the 2005-06 lineup.

Artistic director Nicholas Martin also announced directors for the planned seven productions — five (including the two aforementioned) presented at the company's main stage Boston University Theatre and two at the Wimberly Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

            The Huntington 2005-2006 season (subject to change) will be as follows:

  • The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (Sept. 9-Oct. 9) - Boston University Theatre
    Evan Yionoulis directs the acclaimed stage play about a famed playwright who falls in love with an actress.
  • Carol Mulroney by Stephen Belber (Oct. 14-Nov. 20) - Wimberly Theatre
    Workshopped at a 2003 Breaking Ground reading, the new work finds its title character sitting on the roof overlooking the city, while she muses on her past with her father and future with her husband.

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  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Nov. 4-Dec. 4) - B.U.
    Martin directs current The Producers star and Broadway vet Brooks Ashmanskas as the Roman slave Pseudolus in the musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Jan. 6-Feb. 5, 2006) - B.U.
    The 18th-century France-set tale of two former lovers who delight in scheming to demoralize fellow aristocrats until one plan goes awry and comes between them. Michael T. Weiss ("Jeffrey," "The Pretender," Burn This at Huntington) stars.
  • The Hopper Collection (March 3-April 2, 2006) - B.U.
    Featured in the Huntington’s 2005 Breaking Ground Festival of new plays, the work follows the story of a married woman obsessed by an encounter with New England artist Edward Hopper.
  • The Road Home: Re-Membering America by Marc Wolf (March 24-April 30, 2006) - Wimberly
    David Schweizer directs playwright-actor Wolf (Another American: Asking and Telling) in his work (produced with the Geva Theatre Centre in Rochester, NY) taken from cross-country interviews along his return drive to his New York home after 9/11.
  • The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein (May 12-June 11, 2006) - B.U.
    Huntington's Martin directs Broadway's Andrea Martin (Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof) and Blair Brown (Copenhagen, Cabaret) star in the tale of three Brooklyn-born, Jewish American sisters. Subscriptions packages for the Huntington season are now on sale by calling (617) 266-0800. For more information on the Huntington Theatre Company, visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.

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