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Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

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Ended 8 Apr 2012 after 53 days

Tina Howe has dramatized an illuminating connection between life and art. Miss Howe believes that, in life, perspective can be everything.

Closed 8 Apr 2012

The Churches being painted are Fanny and Gardner 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.

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Opening night: 15 February 2012

Closing night: 8 April 2012


May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

2 hours, including one intermission.

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