The Huntington is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets. Dream Boston is a new series of audio plays that is a future vision of our city that is somewhere between dream and reality. Through short audio plays, Dream Boston asks local playwrights to imagine their favorite locations, landmarks, and friends in a future Boston, when we can once again meet and thrive in our city. These micro-plays take place at locations such as the MIT Great Dome on the 4th of July while the sounds of the “1812 Overture” float in the background, at the Boston Public Library where a librarian and library patron debate the ethics of reserving a book, and a not-so-perfect first date on the edge of the Boston Common.
The Heights, by David Lindsay-Abaire (Dream Boston)
A tough Southie grandmother and her adult grandson climb Dorchester Heights to take stock and admire the view in spring 2023. Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, featuring actors Nancy E. Carroll and Michael Knowlton.
3 Miles, by Kadahj Bennett (Dream Boston)
A jogger bumps into a friend he hasn’t talked to in years in front of Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club on Mass Ave in 2024. Directed by Tonasia Jones, featuring actors Jared Brown and Michael Underhill.
Speaking Up, by Masha Obolensky (Dream Boston)
While out for a walk on July 15, 2022, two white women sneak a peek at the construction site of their children’s new school. Directed by Melia Bensussen, featuring actors Stacy Fischer and Adrianne Krstansky with Arthur Gomez.
Best Day Ever, by Jacqui Parker (Dream Boston)
Sisters Kenya and Kadesia navigate the "Karens" of the world as they drive to Nantasket Beach to celebrate their shared birthday on July 28, 2024. Directed by Summer L. Williams, featuring actors Lovely Hoffman, Becca A. Lewis, and Ramona Lisa Alexander.
The Moment Before the Lights Went Out on the Rothkos, by John Kuntz(Dream Boston)
Two museumgoers encounter two Rothko paintings and discover the mystery of each other at the Harvard Art Museums on January 22, 2022. Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, featuring actors Diego Arciniegas and Marianna Bassham.
Echoes, by Patrick Gabridge (Dream Boston)
Echoes by Patrick Gabridge, directed by Rosalind Bevan, featuring actors Omar Robinson and Rachel Cognata; two friends make a late-night visit to the Old State House on the anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 2025.
54th and 22 transported me!
Thank you for brightening my afternoon with your reading. I felt as if I was right there with you on the awkward date. It was delightful to picture a time when people could still meet strangers and develop a relationship in person. History, romance, politics and compassion. Thank you.