"Ten Chimneys," by Jeffrey Hatcher
Performances: June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13
A soap-opera comedy with a Noel Coward touch. Summer, 1938, the famous Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, retreat as they always did in real-life, to their summer Wisconsin estate, Ten Chimneys. With other actors, family and hangers-on, they engage in pre-rehearsal work on a Chekov play. Ten Chimneys is about theatre folk: Funny, poignant, and revealing in its look at these private lives that never really leave the stage. The play is Hatcher’s homage to this place of vibrant creativity and the historic big personalities who inhabited it. Today Ten Chimneys estate in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, continues and is open for public tours.