The Chalk Garden


the chalk garden with ellen geer
Written by Enid Bagnold
Directed by Susan Angelo

Is it a crime to want to be remembered? – Mrs. St. Maugham

Members of the Geer family star in Enid Bagnold’s classic about three generations of a family. Set in the Sussex seaside in the 1950’s, Mrs. St. Maugham is an eccentric who spends her days gardening, but can’t make anything grow. Her precocious teenage granddaughter, Laurel, has a penchant for lighting fires while her estranged daughter, Olivia, struggles to find her place. When the mysterious Miss Madrigal is hired as household companion, family secrets and intrigue unfold in a play that is as “poetic as Giraudoux, as zanny as the Marx Brothers, yet with the elements of a detective story.

Join us for a special Prologue conversation with the cast before the show on September 8th from 3-3:30.

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