SEMINAR PROFILE

A05 - 
Behind the Scenes at The Huntington Theatre
   
  This three-day seminar offers an intimate look at theatre-in-action at the Boston's leading professional company. Through discussions with the artists and artisans responsible for producing, designing and managing a full-scale production, participants will gain valuable insight into the theatrical process. Participants will attend three matinee productions:----- (1.) Quixote Nuevo, Friday Nov 22, based on Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote, the play depicts a dementia-plagued senior citizen adrift in a Texas border town today and the tension between his idealism and his madness. His goals are sort of noble but he is the least capable person of achieving them. It's like a homeless person pretending he's Spider-Man and going out to fight crime with a crowbar. But his heart is in the right place, even if his brain isn't; --------(2.) Sweat, Friday, February 14, No stranger to dramas both heartfelt and heart-rending, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date. In one of the poorest cities in America, Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of down-and-out factory workers struggles to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near futures. Set in 2008, the powerful crux of this new play is knowing the fate of the characters long before it's even in their sights. Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline; and -----(3.) Our Daughters Like Pillars, Thursday, April 16, It's a surprise to everyone when Lavinia invites her sisters and their mother to a gorgeous summer house in New Hampshire for a vacation that she hopes will last forever. But when the sisters' stepmother Missy--the woman who inherited their dad's everything--shows up unannounced, long-simmering feuds flare up and family bonds are called into question. Where is this family heading? Can they be happy with what they've been given? And who invited Missy? Obie Award-winning playwright and Boston native Kirsten Greenidge poignantly and powerfully tells this incredibly funny and moving story of one whirlwind weekend in the life of a contemporary black American family.
       
   
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Location:
Huntington Theatre Company
   
Dates:
11/22/2019, 2/14/2020, 4/16/2020