By William Luce
The setting is a waiting room in a New York hospital, where Lillian Hellman awaits the death of her longtime companion, Dashiell Hammett. As she maintains her vigil, Miss Hellman's mind is flooded with memories: her exciting but tempestuous years with Hammett; her girlhood in New Orleans and New York; reminiscences of her beloved parents; and her days of success and failure as an artist and public figure committed to liberal causes (some of which brought her into sharp conflict with the powers-that-be). The play is both a tour de force for an accomplished actress, and also a vital, fascinating, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always compelling portrait of a remarkable woman - and artist. Presented by arrangement of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Starring CAIT LANGSTAFF, Member Actors' Equity Association
Directed by TED KAZANOFF
"...powerful and satisfying characterization" - Variety
"...it works absorbingly as ribald, poignant entertainment" - TIME Magazine
"Lillian brings Hellman to fiery, articulate life. By the author of The Belle of Amherst, a theater piece that proves consistently absorbing and entertaining." - The Christian Science Monitor