Byron Jennings, Carolyn McCormick, Mariette Hartley, Michael McCarty Cast in Off-Broadway Premiere of Ten Chimneys

By Andrew Gans
August 22, 2012

The Peccadillo Theatre Company will present the New York City premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's new comedy Ten Chimneys, which will begin performances Sept. 21 at Theatre at St. Clement's.

Directed by Obie winner Dan Wackerman, the production will officially open Sept. 30.

The cast will be led by Byron Jennings as Alfred Lunt, Carolyn McCormick as Lynn Fontanne, Mariette Hartley as Lunt’s mother Hattie and Michael McCarty as Sydney Greenstreet with Charlotte Booker, Julia Bray and John Wernke.

Ten Chimneys, according to press notes, "peers into the backstage lives of the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Set on the couple’s legendary Wisconsin estate in 1938, love triangles and family dysfunction reveal themselves when the rehearsal process for an upcoming production of Chekhov’s The Seagull becomes a true-to-life plot involving a young actress named Uta Hagen."

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Never Gonna Dance, Three Viewings, A Picasso, The Turn of the Screw and Scotland Road. Hatcher wrote the screenplays for "Stage Beauty," "The Duchess and Casanova" as well as episodes of TV’s “Columbo.”

The production will also feature scenic and lighting design by Harry Feiner with costume design by Sam Fleming. Executive producer is Sarahbeth Grossman.

Show times will be Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Theatre at St. Clement’s is located at 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.). Tickets are $65 and are available through or by calling OvationTix at (212) 352-3101.