November 1 through December 5, 2009
The Beckett Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Based on “Prenez Garde a la Peinture” by Rene Fauchois
Yankee practicality collides with New York’s sophisticated Art World in Sidney Howard’s sly 1930’s comedy The Late Christopher Bean. All hell breaks loose when a celebrated painter’s early works are traced to the humble home of a country doctor. Both a biting satire on the destructive power of greed and a touching view of a family in turmoil, this feisty comedy will have you cheering for the most unlikely of heroines.
“The treasure hunters at the Actors Company Theater have unearthed another jewel with “The Late Christopher Bean….” —New York Times
“ Under Jenn Thompson’s warm and tidy direction, it’s loaded with laughs; it has nine carefully articulated parts for the accomplished actors assembled here to enliven; and it contains genuine plot surprises right up to the deeply satisfying curtain line. ” —TheaterMania