Huntington Theatre Company’s 2014-15 season will feature the return of the celebrated “Our Town’’ director David Cromer at the helm of another well-known American drama, as well as a Chekhov-inspired comedy that was a Tony-winning hit on Broadway, a Tony-winning actor turning his hand to directing, a new play by Ronan Noone, and a medical drama set at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Huntington’s season opener, running Sept. 5-Oct. 5, has not been announced. In a telephone interview, artistic director Peter DuBois said the work will be named soon.
The season’s second production will be Elizabeth Egloff’s “Ether Dome,’’ directed by Michael Wilson. “It’s about the creation of anesthesia in the 1840s, but it’s also very much about the emergence of Mass. General as this medical superpower in the world,’’ said DuBois. “The play has an incredible historical sweep to it, and it’s very funny.’’
“Ether Dome,’’ produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Hartford Stage, will run Oct. 17-Nov. 16 at the Wimberly Theatre in the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts. It will be followed by a production of “Awake and Sing!,’’ Clifford Odets’s Depression-era drama about a working-class Jewish family in the Bronx. Directed by Melia Bensussen, “Awake and Sing!’’ will run at Boston University Theatre from Nov. 7-Dec. 7.
Nicholas Martin, DuBois’s predecessor as artistic director, will helm a production of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’’ at Boston University Theatre from Jan. 2- Feb. 1, 2015. Martin directed “Vanya’’ on Broadway, where Durang won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
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