May 3, 2007

See for yourself

The last few posts, in addition to showing you what we're up to this week, are what you might call a teaser. They are a real glimpse of what you will see going on, the production of Present Laughter under construction, if you come to our open house this Saturday. I'd advise making use of public transportation, it's a busy day in the neighborhood. I'll be there and would love to meet you. Here's the text of our recent announcement:


Huntington Theatre Company opens its doors for free to the general public for an Open House celebration featuring behind-the-scenes tours of its Boston University Theatre mainstage.

Saturday, May 5, 2007 from 12 noon – 3 p.m.

B.U. Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston. T: Orange Line (Mass Ave.); Green Line (E: Symphony) Bus: #1, 39, 43, 55, 170, 192, 195

(BOSTON) – In celebration of its 25th Anniversary Season, the Huntington Theatre Company hosts an Open House event on Saturday, May 5 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at its Boston University Theatre main stage, 264 Huntington Avenue in Boston.

The Open House (the first in several years) includes behind-the-scenes opportunities for adults and children alike to explore the inner workings of the theatre. Stand on stage and see the theatre from an actor’s standpoint. Visit the scenery and paint shops where the Huntington’s award-winning sets are made. Tour the costume shop and watch how a designer’s vision goes from sketch to wearable art. And marvel at the intricate riggings that make sets and lights move and change.

Activities include technical demonstrations, a raffle for restaurant and cultural prizes, and a Costume Photo Corner where visitors can wear clothes from some of the Huntington’s best-known productions of the past few years. Members of the Huntington’s staff also will be on hand to talk about the 2007-2008 Season, which was recently announced.

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