The Niceties

by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Kimberly Senior

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
8/31/18 - 10/7/18


"A barnburner of a play! Destined to be performed everywhere. One of the best plays I've seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how." —The Washington Post

In this riveting play, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss the student's paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes an intellectual powder keg of race, history, and privilege, where neither woman will ever be the same. An explosive new play from Boston native and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess that everyone will be talking about.

Produced in association with Manhattan Theatre Club and McCarter Theatre Center