By FRANK RIZZO
6:55 AM EDT, April 12, 2012
Christopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the theater's Candlewood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The play by the Wethersfield-raised playwright received positive notices when it premiered in London four years ago at the Royal Court Theatre.
The play is described: "On election night, the son of a presidential candidate sends his father's political team into crisis mode when controversial photos of him at a college party spread over the internet, potentially sparking an international incident."
Wilson staged Shinn's "What Didn''t Happen" and "Picked" off-Broadway.
The Huntington's 31st season will be made up of: David Lindsay Abaire's "Good People," directed by Kate Whoriskey (Sept. 14 to Oct. 14); "Now or Later" (Oct. 12 to Nov. 10); Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," directed by Maria Aitken (Nov. 9 to Dec. 9), Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," directed and starring David Cromer (Dec. 7 to Jan. 13); "Invisible Man," with Oren Jacoby adapting the Ralph Ellison book, directed by Christopher McElroen (Jan. 4 to Feb. 3); Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," directed by Liesl Tommy (March 8 to April 7), "M," a new comedy adapted by Ryan Landry from the Fritz Lang film, directed by Caitlin Lowans (March 29 to April 27, 2013) and "Rapture, Blister, Burn," a new comedy by Gina Gionfriddo, staged by artistic director Peter DuBois.
Information: 617-266-0800 and www.huntingtontheatre.org.
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