World Premiere of Before I Leave You Opens at the Huntington Oct. 26

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The Huntington Theatre Company world premiere of Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro's Before I Leave You, featuring Kippy Goldfarb and Glenn Kubota, officially opens Oct. 26 in Boston.

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Jonathan Silverstein, who staged The Temperamentals and Lemon Sky Off-Broadway, helms the work that began previews Oct. 14 and will run through Nov. 13 at the Calderwood Pavilion.

In addition to Goldfarb ("Gone Baby Gone," Book of Days) and Kubota (Japanoir, Snow Falling On Cedars), who play Emily and her husband Koji, respectively, the cast includes Ross Bickell (Jumpers, The Madras House) as Jeremy, Karen MacDonald (Bus Stop, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Trish and Alexis Camins (Hamlet, The Dispute) as Peter.

Here's how the Huntington bills Before I Leave You: "In a blink, Emily's Harvard Square world falls apart. Her husband Koji suddenly embraces his Asian roots. Her friend Jeremy's work on his novel gets interrupted by a health scare and his sister Trish moving in. Four longtime friends face too much past and too little future in this moving new comedy."

Before I Leave You has set design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by David Lander, original music and sound design by David Remedios.

Alfaro is a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow and a 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Playwriting. Her works also include Behind Enemy Lines (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre), Mishima (East West Players), Martha Mitchell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Theater Center Philadelphia; Six Figures Theater Company), Barrancas (Magic Theatre), Pablo and Cleopatra (New Theater), Mexico City (The Boston Women on Top Festival), Sailing Down the Amazon (BWTF and JRV Productions), and It Doesn't Take a Tornado and Amsterdam (La MaMa etc.) She is the writer and narrator of the documentary "Japanese American Women: A Sense of Place."

Phone (617) 266-0800 or visit Huntington Theatre.

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