The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Huntington Theatre Company, and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston announce programming for the third Emerging America.
From June 21 through 24, Emerging America will "bring together some of the country’s most promising performers, writers, companies, and directors for a weekend filled with energy, imagination, creativity, and drama."
Emerging America spans Boston and Cambridge with events happening at all three artistic homes throughout the four-day festival: A.R.T.’s OBERON, 2 Arrow St. Cambridge MA; the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston; and the ICA at 100 Northern Avenue, Boston.
Weekend passes and individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Ticket prices range from $5 to $25, and packages are available for special discounts and experiences across all three institutions. For more details and for tickets visit http://www.emergingamericafestival.org.
This year's events will include:
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
By Gilbert and Sullivan, Directed by Sean Graney, Performed by The Hypocrites
Thursday June 21 at 8pm, Friday June 22 at 10pm, Saturday June 23 at 6pm, and Sunday June 24 at 4pm – A.R.T.’s Oberon
Bringing their sold-out production from their native Chicago, The Hypocrites treat this hilarious musical in an entirely thrilling new way. Treat yourself to an eighty-minute exotic excursion featuring bathing beauties, philosophizing pirates, and grown men in remarkably short shorts! Warning: If you want boring, stay away; this experience will cause immense joy and the compulsion to spontaneously sing along. Come ashore with the “Very Model of A Modern Major General,” the Pirate King, and a banjo-picking Mabel. The show features beach balls, sunshine (the artificial kind), and tons of fun music.
THE HOTEL NEPENTHE
Huntington Theatre Company presents the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production
Written by John Kuntz, Directed by David R. Gammons
Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 and 10:30pm, Friday, June 22 at 8pm, Saturday, June 23 at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, June 24 at 2pm – Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
Winner of the 2011 Elliot Norton Award for Best New Script. A starlet and her paramour, a senator’s wife and a prostitute, a mother of an abducted child, a bus driver, a taxi dispatcher, a desperate lover — these lives and others intersect in and around the Hotel Nepenthe as mysteries multiply and deepen, and interactions between strangers reveal an unsettling interconnectedness among all. The 2011 Elliot Norton Award-winning ensemble of Marianna Bassham, Daniel Berger-Jones, John Kuntz, and Georgia Lyman reunites for six performances only.