To the Editor:
In last Sunday’s Globe, Louis Kennedy referred to Huntington Artistic Director Nicholas Martin as a "Broadway-centric show-businessman" and criticized the occasional appearance of famous actors such as Kate Burton and
I share Ms. Kennedy’s pleasure in seeing new faces on stage, and there are plenty of them in any
So what, exactly, is Ms. Kennedy’s concern? Does she think that our directors are not driven to direct the work we produce? That certainly isn’t the case. The Cherry Orchard is one of the greatest of all plays, and Nicholas Martin has wanted to direct it for many years. Is the problem that Kate Burton, one of the country's most accomplished stage actresses, wants to play a great role; or that she treasures her artistic relationship with Mr. Martin and the Huntington; or that audiences are interested in seeing Ms. Burton on stage?
Any glance at the
Later in the article Ms. Kennedy expressed a wish for the
When the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion opened at the
Our 25-year commitment to theatre education in Greater Boston is second to none. The
I invite a reporter to spend time with our education staff members over the next few months, and would be delighted if the Globe wanted to devote anywhere near the number of column inches as it did this past Sunday to an upcoming edition, this time to bring greater awareness of these vitally important programs to your readers. As Ms. Kennedy indicated, the future of our next generation of theatregoers is at stake.
Huntington Theatre Company