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March 22, 2019, March 23, 2019, March 24, 2019

Lillian

Whitney Center for the Arts

42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Image courtesy Whitney Center for the Arts

Whitney Center for the arts presents Lillian by William Luce, directed by Carl Ritchie & by Taconic Stage Company, featuring Whit favorite, Diedre Bollinger, following her sensational one-woman production of The Last Flapper by William Luce in March 2018 at the Whit.

Set in an austere waiting room in a New York hospital, as she maintains a vigil for her longtime love, novelist Dashiell Hammett, Hellman remembers the people and incidents that shaped her life. From her headstrong girlhood in New Orleans and New York, throughout her exciting and tempestuous years with Hammett, to her achievements on Broadway and in Hollywood, she recalls those who helped her gain her burning social consciousness—something that brought her into sharp conflict with the powers-that-be, most notably, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. During that hearing—and in the play—we hear her famous line, "I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions." It is a vital, fascinating, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always compelling view of a remarkable woman and artist whose contributions both to the theatre and the nation will never be forgotten.

Originating with Taconic Stage Company of Columbia County, NY, directed by TSC founder and Artistic Director Carl Ritchie, who designed it to be a piece for Diedre Bollinger.

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