Maria Aitken to Stage Private Lives at the Huntington; New York-Aimed Captors Completes Season

News   Maria Aitken to Stage Private Lives at the Huntington; New York-Aimed Captors Completes Season
 
The world premiere of Evan M. Weiner's Captors and a revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives have been added to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season.

Maria Aitken
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Captors, which centers on the capture of Holocaust "architect" Adolf Eichmann, will run Nov. 11-Dec. 11 under the direction of artistic director Peter DuBois. Michael Weinberger, Jeff Mandel and Tom Heller are co-producing the production that is aiming for a New York bow.

According to the Huntington, "A true story, Captors is inspired by the memoir 'Eichmann in My Hands' by Peter Z. Malkin and Harry Stein. It’s 1960 Buenos Aires. Covert Israeli agents have just nabbed Adolf Eichmann, the world’s most wanted war criminal. The agents, many personally scarred by the war’s carnage, hold 'the architect of the Holocaust' in a safe house, but bringing him to justice means getting his signature first. Malkin (one of his captors) and Eichmann, the infamous mastermind, compete in a thrilling battle of wills."

Tony Award nominee Maria Aitken, who staged The 39 Steps at the Huntington prior to its Broadway bow, will stage Coward’s romantic comedy Private Lives, about divorcés reunited on their respective second honeymoons, which will run May 25-June 24, 2012. The production replaces the previously announced run of Tartuffe.

The 2011-2012 season will include Mary Zimmerman's Candide and the Tony-winning comedy God of Carnage.

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