Based on "Magician of The Modern" by Eugene R. Gaddis
A play in three monologues | 1M, 1F
In 1927, a passionate and rebellious young man—A. Everett "Chick" Austin—was made director of America's oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. What followed was a career that shook up the city and reinvigorated the arts in America. But what is the cost—both personal and professional—of blazing such a trail?
World Premiere | Hartford Stage | 2007
Originally commissioned by Hartford Stage
Directed by Michael Wilson
Featuring Robert Sella and Enid Graham
"A DYNAMIC WORK OF ART.
is a writer with lingual dexterity, classic sophistication,
and CUNNING, PUNNING WIT."
—The Village Voice