About This Show

The Huntington Theatre Company presents its Breaking Ground Festival. All readings will be held at Rehearsal Hall B in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Seating is limited, and reservations are highly recommended.
Thursday, March 3 – 8:00pm
Smiler Becoming Yank
by Ronan Noone (Huntington Playwriting Fellow)
Escaping a broken heart and exiled by his family, a recent immigrant to Boston is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Yearning to belong to his new country, he struggles to achieve the hallmarks of an American life, including the girl of his dreams.

Friday, March 4 – 8:00pm
The Hopper Collection
by Mat Smart
Marjorie and Daniel have serious problems. She tries to feed him cyanide, he’s stubbornly besotted with her, and their damaged lives revolve around an Edward Hopper painting. Can a pair of unexpected visitors reveal the path to happiness?

Saturday, March 5 – 3:00pm
Two Days at Home, Three Days in Prison
by Rebekah Maggor
In an Israeli military prison, a female guard and a male inmate question their dreams, their duties, and their patriotism. While locked in a martial power struggle, their youthful idealism collides with the realities of a region beset by unrest, forcing these soldiers to face lives deferred on both sides of the prison bars.

Saturday, March 5 – 8:00pm
by David Marshall Grant
Adam, trapped in a web of familial dysfunction, longs for the freedom that college might bring. A pilfered pen becomes the unlikely catalyst he and his family need to see the world from each others’ perspective.

Sunday, March 6 – 3:00pm
by Joshua Scher
A guy in a Spider-Man suit sits high above the Brooklyn Bridge, while miles of snarled traffic is gridlocked below – just another average day in New York. One man’s act of protest pits him against a ridiculous world and the street-wise cop sent to talk him down. Whose resolve is stronger? And can trust be bought with a sandwich?

Sunday, March 6 – 7:30pm
Create Fate
by Etan Frankel
Love can be a brutal game. When the deck is stacked against him, Nathan does the only thing he can to get the love of his life to notice him: he calls in the professionals. When is true love a product of fate, and when is it just a set of well-choreographed accidents?

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: March 3, 2005 Final Performance: March 6, 2005