STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at Huntington

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw and Rapture, Blister, Burn) and directed by Huntington Artistic DirectorPeter DuBois (A Little Night Music and Smart People). Performances continue through April 24, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

The Huntington has previously produced Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw and Rapture, Blister, Burn. CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? marks the first time the company is presenting a world premiere of her work. CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? takes place on Halloween night, and its central character Miranda is desperate for a way out. She's up to her neck in debt, she might be falling for the man who pays her bills, and now her date has threatened to kill her. A charismatic stranger offers shelter and a drink; where will the night take them? With her trademark dark humor, Gina Gionfriddo presents complicated characters wrestling with love, money, and their past in this sharp, contemporary comedy.

Meredith Forlenza (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at the Huntington) plays the ferocious and beautiful Miranda, massively in debt and living large by playing two lovers off one another. Miranda has a "mutually beneficial arrangement" with David, a rich but emotionally unavailable doctor, played by Allyn Burrows (Henry VIII and King Lear at Actors' Shakespeare Project). Theogan Iyer (Brothers at Manhattan Repertory Theatre) plays Sateesh, the other man Miranda is seeing. Graham, a charismatic, grieving stranger played by Chris Henry Coffey (How Shakespeare Won the West at the Huntington and Bronx Bombers on Broadway), offers Miranda a place to hide out for a night after things go awry with her date at the local bar. Graham's girlfriend Tanya, played by Tanya Fischer (The Dream Express at The Chocolate Factory Theatre), is a bartender and single mother, and like everyone else, desperately trying to improve her circumstances.

The Huntington's production of CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? features scenic design by Lauren Helpern (Bad Jews at the Roundabout Theatre Company); costume design by Mary Lauve (assistant costume design for Rapture, Blister, Burn at the Huntington and Geffen Playhouse); lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg (Betrayal at the Huntington and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway); and sound design by Daniel Kluger (Tribes and Hit the Wall at Barrow Street Theatre). Casting by Alaine Alldaffer. Production stage manager is Emily McMullen and stage manager is Kevin Schlagle.

For tickets and more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.


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