The Churches being painted are Gardner and Fanny Church, remnants of a once flourishing tribe of Boston blue bloods. Gardner, an eminent poet, has started a graceful descent into senility so his wife Fanny is packing up their Beacon Hill townhouse for a permanent move to their cottage on Cape Cod. Their daughter Mags, an artist who lives and works in New York City, is desperate to paint their portrait before they fade from view, but will they hold still? Hilarity and anguish prevail during a week of packing, posing and remembering.
The first New York revival of Pulitzer- finalist Painting Churches, from Keen Company, the Drama Desk and OBIE award- winning company that produced the recently acclaimed hits Lemon Sky, Benefactors, and Alphabetical Order. Starring KATE TURNBULL, Broadway veteran JOHN CUNNINGHAM, and Tony Award Nominee KATHLEEN CHALFANT.