BOSTON: Huntington Theatre Company has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring seven productions.
“Next season marks the return of artists we love and the Huntington debuts of many others I have wanted to bring to Boston,” said artistic director Peter DuBois in a statement. “Smart comedies and heartfelt stories told by world-class artists—this is what we do best. I was drawn to stories of powerful and unique women this year, and am inspired by the imaginative scope of each playwright’s vision.”
The season will start with The Niceties (Sept. 5-Oct. 7), by Eleanor Burgess, about a black student and a white professor who meet to discuss the student’s paper about slavery’s role in the American Revolution. Kimberly Senior will direct.
Next up will be Charles Marowitz’s Sherlock’s Last Case (Sept. 28-Oct. 28), a comedic thriller that follows detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they set out to solve a seemingly perfect crime. Maria Aitken will direct.
Following will be Man in the Ring (Nov. 16-Dec. 16), by Michael Cristofer, about the life and career of Emile Griffith, the six-time world champion boxer.
The season will conclude with Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2019), a sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, which picks up 15 years after the classic play’s conclusion with the return of Nora. Les Waters will direct.
Next will be William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (March 1-31, 2019), which will be the first Shakespeare production at the Huntington in eight years. DuBois will direct.
Following will be Paula Vogel’s Indecent (April 26-May 25, 2019), a coproduction with Center Theatre Group, a play with music that chronicles the creation and reception of Sholem Asch’s play God of Vengeance. Rebecca Taichman will direct.
The season will conclude with Yerma (May 31-June 30, 2019), translated and adapted by Melinda Lopez from Federico Garcia Lorca, with music by Mark Bennett. The play, featuring flamenco music, is about a young wife who begins to question her value as a woman and her desire to be a mother. Melia Bensussen, who co-conceived the work with Lopez, will direct.
Huntington Theatre Company, founded in 1982, produces both classic and contemporary works.