NICHOLAS MARTIN served as artistic director of the Huntington Theatre Company from 2000 through 2008, where he directed The Corn Is Green, She Loves Me, Present Laughter, Persephone, The Cherry Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig (IRNE Award, Best Director), Laughing Wild, The Rivals (IRNE Award, Best Director), Sonia Flew (IRNE Awards, Best Play and Best Director), The Rose Tattooo, Butley, Springtime for Henry, A Month in the Country, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Elliot Norton Award, Best Director), Hedda Gabler, Fully Committed, and Dead End. Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Butley, Match, Hedda Gabler, and The Rehearsal. Off Broadway credits include Why Torture is Wrong, and The People Who Love Them (The Public Theater); Saturn Returns, The New Century, Observe the Sons of Ulster . . . (Drama Desk Award nomination), The Time of the Cuckoo, and Chaucer in Rome (Lincoln Center Theater); Fully Committed (Vineyard Theatre and Cherry Lane Theatre); Full Gallop (Manhattan Theatre Club and West Side Arts); You Never Can Tell (Roundabout Theatre Company); Betty’s Summer Vacation (OBIE Award, Drama Desk Award nomination) and Sophistry (Playwrights Horizons); and Bosoms and Neglect (Signature Theatre). Regional credits include The House of Blue Leaves (Mark Taper Forum); Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre); Macbeth (The Old Globe), and the West Coast and London productions of Full Gallop. Mr. Martin is the artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival where his directing credits include Knickerbocker, She Loves Me, The Corn Is Green, Where’s Charley?, Camino Real, Dead End, and The Royal Family among others.
An ecstatically angry new comedy that suggests that Western civilization is ending not with a bang but with a laugh track. Please welcome Mr. Durang back to the ranks of America's liveliest living playwrights.—Ben Brantley, New York Times |Read Full Article