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Antaeus Archive:

2010 Season

The Autumn Garden

October 22 – December 19, 2010

Written by: Lillian Hellman
Directed by: Larry Biederman

The end of summer on the Gulf of Mexico, 1949. Friends, fractured families, and tired lovers gather, as they do every year, at Constance Tuckerman’s family home. This year, an old flame’s visit casts a harsh light on their illusions. Silly and heartbreaking, Hellman’s last and greatest play evokes Chekhov’s neurotic and tragic characters, and explores the great art of living together—including all the many ways “people change and forget to tell each other.”


Recommended for Ages 16+


ROSE GRIGGS: Faye Grant, Rhonda Aldrich
MRS. MARY ELLIS: Dawn Didawick, Anne Gee Byrd
GENERAL BENJAMIN GRIGGS: James Sutorius, Kurtwood Smith
EDWARD CROSSMAN: Stoney Westmoreland, Josh Clark
FREDERICK ELLIS: Josh Zuckerman, Joe Delafield
CARRIE ELLIS: Jeanie Hackett, Eve Gordon
SOPHIE TUCKERMAN: Jeanne Syquia, Zoe Perry
CONSTANCE TUCKERMAN: Lily Knight, Shannon Holt
NICHOLAS DENERY: Jeffrey Nordling, Stephen Caffrey
NINA DENERY: Kitty Swink, Jane Kaczmarek
HILDA: Reba Waters Thomas, Susan Boyd Joyce
LEONA: Saundra McClain

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Scenic Design: Tom Buderwitz
Lights:John Eckert
Stage Manager: Rita Gray
Props Design: Jen Prince
Costumes: Tina Haatanian Jones
Sound: John Zalewski
Producer: Young Ji
Dramaturg: Christopher Breyer
Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Perez
Producers: Young Ji & Adam Meyer

“expertly directed by Larry Biederman and brilliantly acted by two of the finest casts in town.” – StageSceneLA

“It’s a treat to see so many accomplished Los Angeles actors in this intimate setting…” – Los Angeles Times

“The cast is uniformly excellent…” – CurtainUp LA


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