May 12, 2009

Inbox - Peter DuBois 2009-2010 Season

This in from Peter DuBois (to the Huntington staff):

Hello Huntington!

I am writing with a few updates from the artistic department -

First, the last two shows of our 2009-2010 season are going to press today and I wanted to make sure that you heard from me first.

David Esbjornson
will be directing Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" in third position at the Boston University Theatre. David was Miller's director and collaborator at the end of his life. He directed "Ride Down Mt Morgan" at The Public and on Broadway, as well as "Resurrection Blues" at The Guthrie. I am very excited to have Arthur's last collaborator direct his earliest masterpiece. David's wife Beth Clancy will be designing costumes, and their son Aiden will be joining us as well.

I will direct Craig Lucas' beautiful early work, "Prelude to A Kiss," in May 2010 at the B.U. Theatre. It is a gorgeous play - magical, funny, suspenseful. A bride is kissed by an old man, a stranger who wanders into a wedding party, and the two exchange souls. This moment is a jumping off point for what is ultimately a breathtaking love story.

The eleventh annual Boston Theater Marathon is this weekend! It is Sunday, May 17 at the Calderwood, from noon til 10 pm. Lots of Huntington peeps are writing, directing and acting in 10-minute plays performed over 10 hours. As a warm-up to the marathon, at 8pm on Saturday, May 16, I will direct a reading of Theresa Rebeck's latest play, "The Novelist" in Deane Hall. It's free and open to the public. On Sunday, Bevin O'Gara will be directing the Huntington's show in the marathon, Ken Urban's short play "White People" in the 1-2pm time slot.

Lastly, thank you all so much for the work you did to make David Grimm's "The Miracle at Naples" such a success. I am thrilled with how the production turned out, and very happy with the stir that David's play made.


All best,


Further info on our 2009-2010 season can be found at

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