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Four Antaeus Actors Play Two Roles in Hellman’s “Autumn Garden”

October 28, 2010

Unlike her play The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden doesn’t teach tales of morality; rather, it depicts the way we cling by the skin of our teeth to the last vestiges of youth. Our own middle ages are settling upon us and there is little comfort in that, particularly when we’ve developed certain unhealthy tendencies.

As is common for Antaeus Theatre in North Hollywood, this production of Hellman’s play is double cast. The group recently accomplished an acclaimed run of King Lear with two casts led by kingpins Dakin Matthews and Harry Groener. It makes sense to double cast when the actors are so strong: too often an actor must bow out for a better paying gig or an audition that can lead to one. Read more.

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