Carol Channing once said of the legendary Wisconsin estate of Broadway power-couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: “What the Vatican is to Catholics, Ten Chimneys is to actors.” Jeffrey Hatcher’s comedy follows a rehearsal of The Seagull on the estate, during which life begins to mirror Chekhovian dysfunction. This play about power players will fittingly be our first chance to see Artists Rep’s new artistic director, Dámaso Rodriguez, at work.
"Artists Repertory Theatre’s production is a grand backstage comedy—a theatrical romp through everything that makes theater joyous. It is a play about playing, a show about theater, and the medium is so deeply ingrained in our historic cast of characters—add the early movie star Sidney Greenstreet and nascent ingénue Uta Hagen to Fontanne and Lunt—that they narrate stage directions for themselves and others in their day-to-day life." Read our full review on the Culturephile blog.