On Our Shelves Now
In Lauren Yee's whimsical and poignant new play The Hatmaker's Wife, a young woman moves in with her boyfriend expecting domestic bliss, but instead has trouble getting comfortable. Her strange new home seems determined to help out - and soon the walls are talking. They reveal the magical tale of an old hat-maker and his long-suffering wife, who runs away with his favorite hat. This sweet and surreal story bends time and space to redefine the idea of family, home, and true love itself.
"Ms. Yee — a rising young dramatist whose earlier works include Ching Chong Chinaman — brings a courageous, childlike conviction to her fey land of make-believe." - New York Times
"What makes The Hatmaker's Wife a success is its dexterity and fluidity. Yee's characters and story lines jump back and forth not only between the realistic and the fantastical but also between gut-laughter funny and hit-you-in-the-gut sad — and they do so with astounding truthfulness." - TheatreMania
"There is much to enjoy in the circuitous daring of The Hatmaker’s Wife, which often veers into unexpected places...one must admire a play that tries to wear so many hats" - Time Out New York