The History Boys

By Alan Bennett
Directed by Steven Woolf

September 05 - 30 , 2007

2007-2008 Mainstage Season

The Story

A warm, funny and deeply moving story of the anarchy of adolescence, faculty rivalry and the true purpose of education. Eight bright working-class students must pass their exams to secure places at prestigious schools, but are caught in a tug of war between a young teacher intent only on helping them test well and a fervent teacher of English and poetry who attempts to ignite their passion for knowledge and for life. Winner of Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.

Creative & Production Staff

Choreographer: Ellen Isom
Scenic Designer: Adrian W. Jones
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Covey
Lighting Designer: Marcus Doshi
Sound Designer: Tori Meyer
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Champe Leary
Casting: Rich Cole


Adam Farabee (Timms)
Eric Gilde (Dakin)
Charles Sydney Hirsh (Lockwood)
Matt Leisy (Scripps)
Jonathan Monk (Posner)
Bhavesh Patel (Akthar)
Steven Pierce (Crowther)
Brian White (Rudge)
Thomas Carson (Hector)
Anderson Matthews (Headmaster)
Bryant Richards (Irwin)
Carolyn Swift (Mrs. Lintott)
Michael Perkins (T.V. Director)

Additional Credits

Music Consultant: Henry Palkes
French Coach: Frederic Leveziel
Improv Coach: Kat Singleton
Production Assistant: Bri Hamden
Stage Management Intern: Stephen Ratsberger

Production Notes

This production was the regional theatre premiere of The History Boys.