Common Ground Revisited

Conceived by Melia Bensussen and Kirsten Greenidge
Adapted bu Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Melia Bensussen

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre


After careful consideration, the Huntington has made the difficult decision to postpone our 20-21 season, and we will therefore not be producing any shows on our stages through December of this year. LEARN MORE.

Inspired by the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, this riveting and intricately woven new play brings Boston’s history to life, culminating in three families’ experience in court-mandated busing. Diverse in both race and class, what can these families experience tell us about our own time? Especially when Boston Public Schools are more segregated in 2019 than they were in 1974. Developed with ArtsEmerson, this unique work comes from Obie winners Melia Bensussen (Yerma at the Huntington) and Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish at the Huntington), with direction by Bensussen. The New York Times praises the book as “an epic of American city life.”

Produced in association with ArtsEmerson.