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"The Autumn Garden"
8 ratings
3.3 average rating
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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 13 2008

It's long, but worth the time.

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10 reviews
38 stars
attended Nov 29 2008

Incredible acting! I loved the storyline quite abit.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 12 2008

much much too long
far to ambitious for level of the company

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Quotes & Highlights

Post-show discussions with the cast and crew will be held following all Saturday and Sunday matinees (except Dec. 21).


Eclipse Theatre Company’s two-year celebration of the first ten playwrights featured by the company – The Celebration Series – continues by honoring the work of 2000 featured playwright Lillian Hellman with The Autumn Garden, directed by Jeff Award-winning Artistic Director Nathaniel Swift.  In this introspective and rarely produced play (first performed in 1951), old friends gather in a summer home to rediscover connections, rekindle lost relationships, and find peace – only to find that they can’t escape from the choices of their past. 

Swift said, “When Eclipse selected the 2000 Lillian Hellman season, the ensemble fell in love with this beautiful play, but recognized that our group about ten years too young to fully explore the mature relationships depicted.  Now, a decade later, the ensemble is excited to have the opportunity to visit Hellman’s most emotionally honest play, with a rich cast of imperfect yet noble characters struggling to find comfort amidst the simple tragedy of being human.”   

The show runs approximately two and a half hours with two intermissions.