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 and surreal story bends time and space to redefine the idea of family, home, and true love itself.

The Hatmaker's Wife
By Lauren Yee

Directed by Rachel Chavkin

August 27th - September 21st, 2013
at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 W. 42nd Street

"Feels like pure levitation"

"Gut-laughter funny and hit-you-in-the-gut sad... Ms. Yee is a playwright to watch"

There is much to enjoy in the circuitous daring of The Hatmaker’s Wife...



Featuring the talents of...

Carolyn Mraz, Scenic Design
Michael Krass, Costume Design
Amith Chandrashaker, Lighting Design
Ryan Rumery, Sound Design and Composition
Andrew Diaz, Props Design
Lori Amondson, Stage Manager
Evan O'Brient, Company Manager

Photos by Carol Rosegg

About the Playwright:
Lauren Yee

The Hatmakers's Wife is The Playwrights Realm's 2014 Page One Production, which is a holistic approach designed to allow a playwright both the physical and mental time, space, and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. Each year, one playwright is chosen for our Page One Residency.  You can learn more about Lauren by clicking here!

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