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Ten Chimneys - Full Length Play, Comedy

Ten Chimneys

Jeffrey Hatcher

Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780822226406

Summer, 1938. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the two most revered star…

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Summer, 1938. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, have decided to perform Anton Chekhov's The Sea Gull. But first they must retreat to "investigate" the play at Ten Chimneys, their sprawling Wisconsin estate, surrounded by actors, family and hangers-on. When a young actress named Uta Hagen arrives, a romantic triangle begins to mirror the events in Chekhov's play about passion and art. The result is a funny, poignant and revealing look at private lives that never really leave the stage.
"TEN CHIMNEYS imagines the offstage life of the stars…as a combination of theatrical boot camp and backstage soap opera. Mr. Hatcher provides generous doses of arch quipping in the Coward mold. Mr. Hatcher's affection for the Lunts and the golden age of American theater shines throughout." —NY Times. "TEN CHIMNEYS is charming, frothy…achieving an air of glittering lightness reminiscent of Noel Coward. The witticisms fly like darts." —Associated Press. "Jeffrey Hatcher's enjoyable comedy…glows with an affectionate warmth for the fabled life and stage partners." —NY Daily News. "TEN CHIMNEYS is a revealing look at Lunt-Fontanne home life. I'd move in tomorrow. A must-vist." —BackStage. "A stirring reminder of why theater matters." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Jeffrey Hatcher's layer cake of a script is an engrossing romp that reveals delicious trade secrets of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne." —Cleveland Plain Dealer. "TEN CHIMNEYS is irresistible." —Talkin' Broadway. "TEN CHIMNEYS is The Seagull with a Cowardly touch. The play combines the charm and wit of Coward's frothy hits during the 1930s and '40s, with the complexity and intensity of Seagull. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher deserves some sort of reward for this delicious script. Hatcher's script is smart and funny. It no doubt will have…a good life indeed." —Arizona Daily Star.


3m, 4f

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher. Broadway: Never Gonna Dance (book). Off-Broadway: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club; Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages; Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at The Minetta Lane; Murder by Poe, The Turn of the Screw, and The Spy at The Acting Company; Neddy at American Place; and Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline. Other ... view full profile

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