Huck & Holden

by  Rajiv Joseph

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

Huck & Holden is a romantic comedy that wrestles with cultural stereotypes, racism, The Kama Sutra, The Catcher in the Rye, and how losing our innocence doesn't always make us wiser.

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Huck & Holden

by  Rajiv Joseph

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Receiving rave reviews for both its New York and Los Angeles productions, Rajiv Joseph's Huck & Holden tells the story of Navin, an Indian college student who's fresh off the boat and trying to remain focused on his studies while the temptations of America and college life start beating down his door. When Navin falls for Michelle, a young African-American woman, he finds that his perceptions of the world begin to expand— and crumble. Called "...a comingof-age story with comedy, pathos, and a distinct emotional core," by offoffline.com, Huck & Holden is a romantic comedy that wrestles with cultural stereotypes, racism, The Kama Sutra, The Catcher in the Rye, and how losing our innocence doesn't always make us wiser.
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Accolades

  • Rajiv Joseph is the 2009 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Reviews

REVIEWS

"This is theater at its finest, and theater that maters.... Everything in this highly polished production cries out for mention, but at the heart of it all is Joseph's taut, masterful script." - offoffonline.com, Read More

"Rajiv Joseph's zesty comic fantasy Huck & Holden ... bursts into utter hilarity." - Backstage.com, Read More

"A charming, goofy and frequently hilarious comedy of sex and romance." - BroadwayWorld.com, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Various areas on campus of a university.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 2f

MICHELLE - 19, African-American woman.
NAVIN - early 20's, Indian man.
SINGH - early 20's, Indian man, Sikh.
TORRY - 20's, African-American man.
KALI - African-American woman. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

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Authors

Rajiv Joseph

Rajiv Joseph’s play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and also awarded a grant for Outstanding New American Play by the National Endowment for the Arts. His play Guards at the Taj was a 2016 Obie Winner for Best New American Play and 2016 Lucille Lortel Winner for Best Play. ...

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Huck & Holden premiered at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in 2005 under the direction of Giovanna Sardelli.

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