The Acting Company

In New YorkSpring Benefit

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the success of The Chalk Garden. We are so appreciative of the many patrons who have helped us raise over 100,000 dollars to support the future of The Acting Company.

For 45 years, The Acting Company has endured as the major touring classical theater in the United States by building a discerning national audience for the theater, educating students in under-served and disadvantaged communities, and developing the best young American actors in a repertory of classic plays and new works.

The Chalk Garden

By Enid Bagnold

Directed by Frank Dunlop

A Benefit Reading for The Acting Company


Starring Angela Lansbury

David Lansbury as Maitland

Francesca Faridany as Miss Madrigal

Simon Jones as the Judge

Charlotte Parry as Olivia

Tedra Millan as Laurel

with Michele Tauber as the Nurse

Patricia Conolly as the Second Applicant

and Holly Villaire as the Third Applicant


After many younger years as a London society hostess, Mrs. Saint Maugham fills her days tending her garden at her country estate. As she seeks a governess for her granddaughter, Laurel (whose habit of setting small fires is getting a bit out of hand) the child connects instantly with Miss Madrigal, an enigmatic woman who has come without any references. Who, exactly, is this Madrigal? With a talent for gardening and avoiding questions, she fascinates the equally inscrutable Laurel, who can never resist a mystery...especially if it might involve murder.


Presented by arrangement with Andrew Bryan.

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

at 7:00 PM


The Kaye Playhouse

at Hunter College

68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues


Dinner to follow at

The Union Club

101 E. 69th Street

(jacket and tie required)