Based on the autobiographical writings of Lillian Hellman, Lillian premiered on Broadway in January 1986 starring Tony Award-winner Zoe Caldwell. The play is set in the waiting room of a New York hospital where Hellman awaits the death of her longtime companion, Dashiell Hammett. As she waits, she reflects on memories of her past -- growing up in New Orleans and New York, her successes and failures as an artist, her testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and the myriad people and incidents that shaped her life. Described as "ribald, poignant entertainment" by Time and a "beautifully constructed union of intellect and emotion" by The Washington Post, Lillian is a compelling portrait of an artist and woman who made unforgettable contributions to the worlds of theatre, literature and politics in America.
Lillian is presented in conjunction with TimeLine Theater's production of Lillian Hellman's acclaimed drama The Children's Hour.
There is an additional performance on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.