"IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER" Starring Dorothy Lyman and Blue Bloods Series Regular Abigail Hawk!

Emmy Award-Winner, Dorothy Lyman, who is well known for playing Opal Gardner on All My Children and Naomi Oates Harper on Mama’s Family, will premiere her new play, In the Bleak Midwinter, at Shetler Studios’ Theatre 54, in Manhattan. The production stars Blue Bloods series regular, Abigail Hawk. The limited engagement runs September 8 – 23.

It’s a freezing Catskill winter outside on Gladstone Farms and pretty frosty inside the farmhouse kitchen too, as 3 generations of women debate the fate of their matriarch. A holiday weekend with family becomes a fulcrum for change, as recently widowed Elizabeth Gladstone (Dorothy Lyman) faces old age and the loss of her home. Betsy, her daughter, (Abigail Hawk) and granddaughter Liz, (Jeanne Lauren Smith) each have their own ideas about what should happen. Betsy wants to cash out, Liz wants to try to hang on to the farm. Tempers are as short as the winter days. But for Elizabeth, the only real question is can the third act of her life really be the best one yet?

Written by Dorothy Lyman
Directed by Katie McHugh

Performances take place at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Subways: A/B/C/D/1 to Columbus Circle, N/Q/R/W to 57th Street. Tickets are $18 and are available at www.stuffedoliveinc.com

Remaining performance dates:
Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 pm
Friday, September 14 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 15 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 19 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 pm
Friday, September 21 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

In the Bleak Midwinter stars Tim Bohn (Friends/NBC & Quantico/ABC), Abigail Hawk, Brennan Lowery (Happily Ever After/59E/59), Dorothy Lyman (Mama’s Family/All My Children/The Nanny), Jeanne Lauren Smith (Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, directed by Everett Quinton/La MaMa), and Shannon Stowe (Medea/New School for Drama).

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