New York City
After many younger years as a London society hostess, Mrs. Saint Maugham (Angela Lansbury) fills her days tending her garden at her country estate. When she seeks a governess for her granddaughter, Laurel (whose habit of setting small fires is getting a bit out of hand), the child connects instantly with Miss Madrigal, an enigmatic woman who has come without any references. Who, exactly, is this Madrigal? With a talent for gardening and avoiding questions, she fascinates the equally inscrutable Laurel, who can never resist a mystery…especially if it might involve murder.
Note: This reading, a benefit for the Acting Company, will be followed by dinner with the cast at the historic Union Club. This portion of the evening is only available at certain ticket levels.