Painting Churches Tickets

From Frank Rich in the NY Times: “In Painting Churches, her beautifully written play at the Lamb's Theater, TINA HOWE has dramatized an illuminating connection between life and art. Miss Howe believes that, in life, perspective can be everything ...

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About Painting Churches - Off Broadway

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Opened
Mar 6, 2012
Closed
Apr 7, 2012

Summary

From Frank Rich in the NY Times: “In Painting Churches, her beautifully written play at the Lamb's Theater, TINA HOWE has dramatized an illuminating connection between life and art. Miss Howe believes that, in life, perspective can be everything: only with age and experience and luck can children finally see their parents clearly and whole, in the mature light that reveals all.”

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 Tony Award Nominee KATHLEEN CHALFANT, Broadway veteran JOHN CUNNINGHAM, and KATE TURNBULL.

Running Time: 2 hours, including one intermission

Audience: May be inappropriate for 12 and under.

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Clurman Theatre

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410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 714-2442

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