BOSTON—Huntington Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, including four productions at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre, and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
“I woke up the morning after the election and knew the 2017-2018 season needed to be full of theatrically bold, smart, and politically minded work,” says Huntington artistic director Peter DuBois in a statement. “I also knew we would all need several laughs and to be reminded of our common humanity. The world-class artists we have assembled to tell these timely, human stories are some of the best in the country and beyond, and as always the Huntington experience will leave audiences equal parts inspired, transported, and entertained.”
Beginning the season will Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along (Sept. 8-Oct. 15), for which director Maria Friedman will recreate her Olivier-winning London production.
Next is A Guide for the Homesick, a drama about a chance encounter between two strangers, penned by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban and directed by Colman Domingo, Oct. 6-Nov. 5.
Then DuBois will direct Tartuffe, Molière’s hypocrisy-skewering satire, Nov. 10-Dec. 10.
Huntington’s Playwright-in-Residence, Melinda Lopez, is both the author and perfomer of Mala (Jan. 6-28, 2018), a personal drama billed as a season “special event,” in a coproduction with ArtsEmerson with direction by David Dower.
Dominique Morisseau‘s Skeleton Crew is next (March 2-31, 2018), with the story of a makeshift family of auto workers squaring off in a failing auto plant in Detroit.
Following is a revival of Caryl Churchill’s multilayered feminist classic Top Girls (Apr. 20-May 20, 2018), directed by Liesl Tommy.
Closing the season is Fall (May 18-June 17, 2018), in which Hollywood reporter Bernard Weinraub explores the untold story of celebrated American playwright Arthur Miller and the son he refused to acknowledge, with direction by DuBois.
Celebrating its 35th season, the Huntington Theatre Company produces a mix of new works and classics, runs programs in education and new-play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.