1999 Tony Award winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), playwright August Wilson (Jitney, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) Tammy Grimes ("High Art"), 1996 Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (The King and I, Passion), Maryann Plunkett (Me and My Girl), Tony Award-winning director Lloyd Richards (Fences) and 1996 Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars) are expected to lead the gala goodbye party for Huntington Theatre Company producing director Peter Altman March 27.
The evening will also mark the unveiling for the Altman Fund for Artistic Diversity, a grant to support theatre artists of color at the Huntington.
Altman served the HTC for 18 seasons, shepherding over 96 productions, 14 of them world premieres and 36 of them regional premieres. In that time, he helped establish the theatre's relationship with Wilson and sought to present diverse American works from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 to Sisters Matsumoto.
Tickets are $40-$30. The Huntington Theatre Company performs at the Boston University Theatre at 264 Huntington Avenue. For reservations, call the box office at (617) 266-0800.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.