The Niceties | Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company |

The Niceties

by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Kimberly Senior

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
8/31/18 - 10/6/18


"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 explosive story, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss a paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes a powder keg of race, history, and privilege, and neither woman will ever be the same. An entertaining and provocative nail-biter, written by Boston native Eleanor Burgess and directed by Broadway veteran Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), that everyone will be talking about.


Produced in association with Manhattan Theatre Club and McCarter Theatre Center