David Cromer to Direct and Appear in Our Town for Huntington's 2012-13 Season

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Obie Award-winning director David Cromer will helm and appear in his acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town as part of the Huntington Theatre Company's 2012-13 season, which will also include Christopher Shinn's political drama Now or Later and David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People.

Director David Cromer in Our Town
Director David Cromer in Our Town Photo by Carol Rosegg

Lindsay-Abaire's South Boston-set drama Good People will open the season Sept. 14-Oct. 14. Former Intiman Theatre artistic director Kate Whoriskey will stage the Tony-nominated drama about an out-of-work cashier, who looks up her now-affluent ex-boyfriend hoping for a break.

Michael Wilson (The Best Man, Dividing the Estate) will helm the U.S. premiere of Now or Later, the latest play from Dying City playwright Shinn. It will run Oct. 12-Nov. 10.

Here's how it's billed: "On election night, the son of a Presidential candidate sends his father’s political team into crisis mode when controversial photos of him at a college party spread over the internet, potentially sparking an international incident. Smart and timely, Shinn's searching new play examines religion, freedom of expression, and personal responsibility."

Tony Award nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) will stage Harold Pinter's Olivier Award-winning drama Betrayal, running Nov. 9-Dec. 9.

Cromer (Tribes, Brighton Beach Memoirs), who directed and appeared as the Stage Manager in the long-running Off-Broadway revival of Our Town, will again perform double-duty for the Huntington. Cromer's staging of Wilder's classic will be the first Huntington production in the Roberts Studio Theatre. Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible Man, about an African-American man searching for his identity in 1930's America, will be staged by Christopher McElroen Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2013. Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby penned the stage adaptation.

Liesl Tommy (Ruined) will direct Lorraine Hansberry's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Raisin in the Sun March 8-April 7, 2013.

The Huntington will also stage the world premiere of Boston playwright Ryan Landry's M, March 29-April 27, 2013, under the direction of Caitlin Lowans. Karen McDonald will star in the take on Fritz Lang's early film noir masterpiece, 'M,' "about a child killer who is hunted down and brought to justice by the criminal underworld."

Becky Shaw playwright Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister Burn will be staged by Huntington artistic director Peter DuBois May 24-June 22, 2013.

According to the Huntington, "After grad school, Catherine pursued a career as a rockstar feminist academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, each friend covets the other's life. This new comedy takes a deep look at family, career, romance, and the decisions that define a life."

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