It's 1940--and Fanny Farrelly, a wealthy matriarch living in Washington, DC, is about to learn it's no longer the world she once knew. After spending 20 years abroad, Fanny's daughter arrives home with her German husband, Kurt, an anti-fascist activist. When a houseguest and Nazi sympathizer threatens to turn Kurt in, the family discovers how far they'll go to fight for what they believe--and for each other. By Lillian Hellman.
Lillian Hellman wrote this lesser-known of her dramas in 1941. In it, an American woman arrives home in 1940, after 20 years in Europe, with her anti-fascist German husband, Kurt, and reunites with her wealthy family. But a Nazi sympathizer appears on the scene, and murder ensues. In 1943, it was a movie with screenplay by Dashiell Hammett, starring Bette Davis. Lisa Peterson directs this Berkeley Rep/Guthrie Theatre coproduction.