Play Readings at Ten Chimneys
In collaboration with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Artistic Internship Program, “Play Readings at Ten Chimneys” feature intern-read presentations of outstanding plays related to Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. This collaborative effort with the Rep’s Intern Company mirrors the Lunts’ devotion to mentoring and nurturing young actors.
For the interns, the experience is educational and inspirational, connecting these up-and-coming theatre professionals to the spirit of mentorship that pervades Ten Chimneys, thanks to Lunt-Fontanne protégés such as Laurence Olivier, Julie Harris, and Montgomery Clift. For audiences, it’s an opportunity to enjoy some of the 20th-century’s most successful plays, at the estate of the legendary actors who made them famous.
“What a wonderful evening. Could not have been better. Laughed myself silly and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The success of the program, I think, will present a problem, albeit a lovely problem. If future productions are as good as last evening, the plans for a larger venue are not far off. I, for one, am now telling anyone within earshot about upcoming events.”
“What talented young actors!”
“Well, the saying is that you win some and you lose some. But not at Ten Chimneys. Ten Chimneys is winsome – you win them all! Last night’s play reading was just another example of that. I was surprised and pleased at the level of the acting. You had an amazingly big audience and they LOVED it. Everybody went home feeling good. Bravo!”
“What magic to hear these scripts read at Ten Chimneys.”
“I can’t wait until your fall readings…Save me a spot!”