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Monday, April 23, 2012

Huntington Theatre Company Extends the Play, The Luck of the Irish, to Sunday, May 6

Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company has extended the run of its production of Kirsten Greenidge's The Luck of the Irish to May 6, 2012. 

The added performances are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 1 – 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 4 at 8pm, Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m.. The Luck of the Irish plays at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston's South End.

The play deals with the tensions and perceptions that ensue when a white couple ghost-buys a house in the suburbs for a black couple in the 1950s.  Racial integration in Boston over the past half century, and the longing for place that everyone feels, is examined with sensitivity and care.

The Boston Globe says The Luck of the Irish is “superb” and “beautifully realized,” and “Greenidge is a writer of compassion and deep understanding. A [plot] summary does not begin to capture how rich Greenidge’s dialogue is, how satisfyingly detailed the two interwoven stories are, and how uniformly well-acted it is.”

A new block of seats is on sale now. Single tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 617 266-0800, or in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office.

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