Kate Burton and Morgan Ritchie
(© Andy Tew)
Kate Burton and Morgan Ritchie
(© Andy Tew)
Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has announced its 2008-2009 season, its first under new artistic director Peter DuBois.

The Mainstage season begins with the world premiere of Richard Nelson's How Shakespeare Won the West (September 5-October 5), about a troupe of 19th-century actors who perform Shakespeare for entertainment-starved panhandlers, to be directed by Jonathan Moscone.

Up next will be Tom Stoppard's drama Rock n' Roll (November 7-December 7) in a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre and directed by that company's artistic director, Carey Perloff; followed by Kate Burton and her son Morgan Ritchie in Nicholas Martin's production of Emlyn Williams' classic drama The Corn is Green (January 9-February 8), previously seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The season continues with the American premiere of Richard Goodwin's The Hinge of the World (March 6-April 5), about the astronomer Galileo's struggle to choose between his religion and his work, to be directed by Edward Hall; and Gordon Greenberg, Nell Benjamin, and John McDaniel's Caribbean-styled adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance (May 15-June 14).

At the Calderwood Pavilion, the Huntington will present Jose Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted (October 10-November 5), about the romance of two Puerto Rican immigrants, directed by Chay Yew; and DuBois' production of David Grimm's new comedy The Miracle at Naples (April 3-May 9), set in the world of Renaissance Italy.

For more information, call 617-266-0800 or visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.