Special Events Announced in Conjunction with The Huntington's Production of TARTUFFE
In conjunction with its current production of Tartuffe, Huntington Theatre Company will host several special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Tartuffe, available at huntingtontheatre.org/tartuffe, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances run through December 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre.
STAGE & SCREEN: TROUBLE IN PARADISE IN CONJUNCTION WITH TARTUFFE
Monday, November 13 at 7pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline
$11 for Huntington subscribers and $14 for other patrons.
Stage & Screen - a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company exploring the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films - presents Trouble in Paradise in conjunction with Tartuffe.
Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall), a thief, meets his true love in Lily (Miriam Hopkins), a pickpocket. The couple embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized, and Gaston is forced to choose between the two beautiful women. Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch's masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise, a pinnacle of sophisticated romantic comedy, loaded with sparkling dialogue, witty innuendo, and elegant comic invention. Join Director of New Work Charles Haugland and Tartuffe's Assistant to the Director Billy Cowles for a discussion after the film about how Trouble in Paradise and Tartuffe both explore the practice and technique of being a con-artist.
Friday, November 17 at 10am
For students in grades 9-12. Tickets: $15.
Student matinees include a pre-show in-school visit, a curriculum guide, a post-show Actors Forum, and a Dramatic Returns card for each student. Call 617 273 1558 for more information.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, December 6 at 2pm
The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing at designated performances.
Seating for each ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house left. Tickets are $20 for each Deaf patron and an additional $20 ticket can be purchased for a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 17 after the 10am performance (student matinee)
Thursday, November 30 after the 7:30pm performance
Wednesday, December 6 after the 2pm performance
Meet participating members of the cast of Tartuffe and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum following the performance.
35 BELOW: FALL CRAWL
Saturday, November 18 at 4pm (in between the 2pm and 8pm performances of Tartuffe)
Join the Huntington and 35 Below patrons for the third annual Fall Crawl, before or after Tartuffe on Saturday, November 18. The crawl will hit three neighborhood hot spots (Masa, Sister Sorel, and MIDA) for pre- or post-show festivities.
A CONVERSATION WITH BOSTON GLOBE'S "MISS CONDUCT" ROBIN ABRAHAMS
Sunday, November 19 after the 2pm performance
Boston Globe Magazine columnist Robin Abrahams (aka "Miss Conduct") will lead a conversation about family dynamics and the houseguest from hell. Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland will moderate the conversation after the 2pm performance on Sunday, November 19. Boston Globe subscribers save $15 with discount code.
Robin Abrahams writes the popular "Miss Conduct" social advice column for The Boston Globe Magazine, and is the author of the book Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners, a guide to social life in 21st century America. She works as a researcher at Harvard Business School and has co-authored articles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. A Cambridge resident with a PhD in research psychology from Boston University, her previous jobs include theatre publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. Ms. Abrahams is married to Marc Abrahams, publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research and creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are awarded annually for achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think. robinabrahams.com.
POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH SYLVAINE GUYOT FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Saturday, December 2, after the 2pm performance
Explore the context and significance of Tartuffe with Harvard professor Sylvaine Guyot following the 2pm performance on December 2.
Sylvaine Guyot is a professor of romance languages and literatures and interim chair for theatre, dance, and media at Harvard University. A former student at the École normale supérieure in Paris, she received her doctorate in French literature and performance arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle before joining the Harvard faculty in 2009. Her research and teaching interests focus on early modern drama with particular emphasis on the representation of the body, the history of emotions, the intersections of drama and painting, and the relationships between politics and theatricality. She is the author of Racine ou l'alchimie du tragique and Racine et le corps tragique. She is the co-editor of a collective volume on 17th century visual culture (L'Œil classique, 2013) and of a new edition of Racine's plays (Classiques Garnier, 2013). She is a co-leader of the Comédie-Française Registers Project, a transatlantic digital humanities initiative in collaboration with MIT, Paris Ouest, and the Sorbonne. Trained in Paris in physical theatre, she is the founder of La Troupe at Harvard and has directed productions of plays by Corneille, Racine, de Belloy, Ionesco, Camus, Heiner Müller, Wajdi Mouawad, and Laurent Gaudé, both in France and in Cambridge.
HUMANITIES FORUM WITH HÉLÈNE BILIS FROM WELLESLEY COLLEGE
Sunday, December 3 after the 2pm performance
Explore the context and significance of Tartuffe with Wellesley College professor Hélène Bilis following the 2pm performance on December 3.
Hélène Bilis received her PhD in French literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, the same year she joined the French department at Wellesley College. Professor Bilis specializes in the literature and culture of early modern France, in particular how theatre became a space in which to dramatize, promote, and reflect upon the theories of sovereignty advanced by the French monarchy. The same period which saw the rise of absolutism, the coup d'état, and divine-right monarchy witnessed the development of neoclassical tragedy, a heavily theorized genre whose poetics often coincided with, but also challenged, ancient régime political aims. Recent publications have focused on feeble kings and the crises of dynastic succession they provoke on the tragic stage. Her current book-project looks at the ways playwrights from the 17th and 18th centuries portrayed the judicial process and royal judges on stage, in a time when a notion of legality separate from the king was beginning to emerge. The study addresses scenes of royal judgment in the works of Jean Rotrou, Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, and Voltaire. Professor Bilis coordinated an Albright Institute summer seminar devoted to the study of the coup d'état from the 16th to the 21st century. Along with Sarah Wall-Randall, a colleague from the English department, she organizes a faculty interdisciplinary working group on Medieval-Renaissance studies sponsored by the Newhouse Center for the Humanities. She teaches courses ranging from French conversation and composition, to seminars on early modern theatre, on representations of queens and princesses in literature, and on literary portrayals of France as a nation.
POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH BOSTON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR JENNIFER ROW
Sunday, December 10, after the 2pm performance
Explore the context and significance of Tartuffe with Boston University professor Jennifer Row following the 2pm performance on December 10.
Jennifer Row is an assistant professor of French at Boston University and is also an affiliate faculty for Boston University's women's, gender, and sexuality studies and world languages and literatures. Her research and teaching interests include early modern theatre (17th and 18th century), queer and feminist theory, and affect theory. Her book project, Queer Velocities: Time, Sex and Biopower on the Early Modern Stage, looks at the impact of newly precise timekeeping technologies on queer erotics in early modern French and English theatre, and an article version of her book's argument appears in the journal Exemplaria. She will be co-teaching in the MIT graduate consortium of women's studies in the spring. Her work on masochism and commonplace books has appeared in the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue canadienne de littérature comparée as well as in the edited volume Autour de l'extrême littéraire. Her second book manuscript, tentatively titled The Body Perfect: Aesthetics of Ableism in French and Francophone Performance will stand at the intersection of disability studies and early modern global studies and examine the ways that ableist ideals of movement and speech were iteratively produced through early modern dance, theatre, and oration (rhetoric) in both France and Saint-Domingue (Haiti) in the 17th and 18th century. Inspiration for this project stems from her publication "The Beads of Versailles: Othoniel's Les Belles Danses" in the ASAP/Journal. She teaches courses in 17th and 18th century French studies, dramatic literature and performance studies, sexuality/queer studies, and critical theory. She is a proud alumna of the Andover Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, a program that addresses diversity in the teaching profession. She serves on the executive committee of the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth Century Studies.
POST-SHOW AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS
After the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening performances most Saturday and Sunday matinee performances and one Wednesday matinee.
This is an opportunity for audience members to discuss Tartuffe led by members of the Huntington staff.