The curtain has fallen on Ten Chimneys, a new play by Jeffrey Hatcher and starring Carolyn McCormick and Byron Jennings. The bio comedy about legendary Broadway stage couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne closed October 14 at off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clements. Ten Chimneys opened on October 3 and had been scheduled to run through October 27.
Presented by the Peccadillo Theater Company, Ten Chimneys tells the story of the backstage lives of legendary Broadway actors Alfred Lunt (Jennings) and Lynn Fontanne (McCormick). Set at the couple’s Wisconsin estate in 1939, love triangles and family dysfunction reveal themselves as rehearsals for an upcoming production of Chekhov’s The Seagull transform into a true-to-life plot involving a young actress named Uta Hagen.
The production starred Jennings as Alfred Lunt, McCormick as Lynn Fontanne, Lucy Martin as Hattie Sederholm, Michael McCarty as Sydney Greenstreet, Julia Bray as Uta Hagen, Charlotte Booker as Louise Greene and John Wernke as Carol Sederholm.