Cast of The Band’s Visit; Photo by T Charles Erickson. Skyline by Aja M Jackson.
Co-presented by The Huntington & SpeakEasy Stage Company Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek Book by Itamar Moses Based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin Directed by Paul Daigneault Choreography by Daniel Pelzig Music Direction by José Delgado Dramaturgy by Vahdat Yeganeh Intimacy consultation by Kayleigh Kane
BOSTON, Mass. — The Band’s Visit is an adaptation of a 2007 movie of the same name by Eran Kolirin. The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra travels from Egypt to Israel to celebrate the opening of a cultural center. They arrive in a small town in the Negev Desert to find they are in the wrong place, there are no more buses, and no hotels. Continue reading →
Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company Adapted and translated by Melinda Lopez Based on the play by Ferderico Garcia Lorca Directed by Melia Bensussen Original music by Mark Bennett Choreography by Misha Shields Fight direction and intimacy direction by Claire Warden & Ted Hewlett
Trigger warnings: sexual acts, hallucinations & mental illness
(Boston, MA) It is 2019 and the United States government is at war with its people. Laws that aim to control anyone with a uterus are rushing through courthouses at an unprecedented rate. They aren’t protecting life; they are punishing women for having sex. Cadavers have more agency than women. Meanwhile, the foster care services in these same states are overwhelmed with children that desperately need good homes. Saying that the Huntington’s production of Yerma is topical is an understatement. Yerma approaches childbirth not from an opposite standpoint but an adjacent one. The right to choose also means choosing to have a child.Continue reading →