The Autumn Garden
A Chekhovian comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lillian Hellman about the sad and funny frailties of human existence. As the summer of 1949 draws to a close, a group of middle-aged friends are gathering for their annual retreat at a genteel Southern resort. An acquaintance from the past thrusts himself into the yearly gathering, forcing them to re-examine their mundane yet seemingly idyllic existence, the opportunities they've lost, and the lives that have passed them by.
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Review: The Autumn GardenUser Review - T.tara - Goodreads
Hellman's lines and Hammett's lines are so obviously separate but that's not terrible. Wish I could've seen this on its feet. Read full review
Review: The Autumn GardenUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
Rather ponderous as a read...interesting tidbit is Dashiell Hammett's contribution to the play shortly before he was nabbed by Joe McCarthy and company for being a "communist." It is definitely better live, than in print, and Hammett's lines for Griggs are the most moving in the play. Read full review