The Huntington Theatre 



The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic Comes To Powerful Theatrical Life!

Conceived By Melia Bensussen And Kirsten Greenidge  

Adapted By Kirsten Greenidge   

Directed By Melia Bensussen 

An Adaptation Of J. Anthony Lukas' Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade In The Lives Of Three American Families 

May 27 - June 26, 2022 

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CALDERWOOD / BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116

THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

OFFICES: 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118 | 617-266-7900


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Originally commissioned and developed with ArtsEmerson. 

Photo: Stan Grossfeld, Courtesy of The Boston Globe


This riveting and intricately woven world premiere play brings Boston’s history to life in the 1960s and 70s, culminating in three families’ experiences in court-mandated busing. 

Diverse in both race and class, what can these families’ experiences tell us about our own time? 

Especially when Boston Public Schools are more segregated in 2021 than they were in 1974.

Common Ground Revisited is inspired by Anthony Lukas’ landmark Pulitzer Prize winning book, which The New York Times praises as an “epic of American city life.” 

Developed with ArtsEmerson, this unique work comes from Obie Award winners Melia Bensussen and Kirsten Greenidge, reteaming for the first time since their acclaimed Huntington production of Luck of the Irish


For the safety and comfort of all who attend our shows, and as required by the city of Boston, all patrons, regardless of age, must present proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 in order to enter the theatre. Learn more. Listen to Common Ground: In Perspective, a new companion podcast series to The Huntington's upcoming production of Common Ground Revisited. Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves. Listen now.


The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. 

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