Lackawanna Blues

Written, Performed & Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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.

Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to the Huntington where he was memorably seen in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars in his riveting, lyrical, and gorgeous autobiographical play about growing up in the 1950s in a boarding house on the banks of Lake Erie. At the center of it all is Miss Rachel, or Nanny, the woman who raised young Ruben and welcomed a colorful group of eccentrics into her home and heart. The Los Angeles Times says this tour-de-force work with live blues music “enthralls,” adding, “Santiago-Hudson conjures multitudes with his rich memory and malleable voice.” And The New York Times says that it’s “performed with marvelous subtlety and rare humanity.”