A Guide for the Homesick

By Ken Urban
Directed by Colman Domingo

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
10/6/17 - 11/5/17

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"Urban is brilliant, provocative, and gushing with talent.”OC Weekly

On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers look for redemption from their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most. A passionate encounter becomes a chance to confront the truth in this new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban and directed by Colman Domingo (“Fear the Walking Dead”).

Approximate run time: 75 minutes with no intermission. Please note: This production includes the use of strobe lighting effects.

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Ken Urban“It is incredibly meaningful to me that my play about two friends from Boston will premiere here. The Huntington has supported my work since 2007 and being a part of this season feels like coming home.”— Playwright Ken Urban

 

Colman DomingoKen Urban is one of the most exciting writers and most generous of human beings. The Huntington is a theatre where I've created groundbreaking work with Mary Zimmerman (Journey to the West) and with Lisa Kron (Well). What an exciting time to dive into the deep end of the pool with Ken's latest work A Guide for the Homesick. A home that is built to examine our inner human struggles and global crisis. I am thrilled to be at the helm of this collaboration.— Director Colman Domingo
“Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban is a rising star in American playwriting. I was enraptured by this play and the deeply romantic, highly political way it explores the connection between East Africa and Boston. Under the seductively theatrical direction of Colman Domingo, this play is a striking exploration of danger and desire.”— Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois