In Lauren Yee’s whimsical and poignant new play THE HATMAKER’S WIFE, a young woman moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss, but instead has trouble getting comfortable. Her strange new home seems determined to help out – and soon the walls are talking. They reveal the magical tale of an old hat-maker and his long-suffering wife, who runs away with his favorite hat. This sweet, surreal story bends time and space to redefine our ideas of family, home and true love itself. THE HATMAKER’S WIFE will feature Megan Byrne as Wall, Peter Friedman as Meckel, Frank Harts as Gabe, Marcia Jean Kurtz as Hetchman’s Wife, David Margulies as Hetchman and Stephanie Wright Thompson as Voice.
The Playwrights Realm, helmed by Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is devoted to supporting emerging playwrights along the journey of playwriting, helping them to hone their craft, fully realize their vision and build meaningful artistic careers. To serve this mission, The Playwrights Realm has produced one Off-Broadway play each year since its founding in 2007, giving ample time and support to every playwright who has joined the Realm.
Now in Previews / Opening September 5, 2013 / Limited Engagement through September 21, 2013
The Playwrights Realm at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street)