Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission 

A wealthy woman advertises for a companion for her troubled granddaughter, and she gets a good deal more with Miss Madrigal than she bargained for ... The play Kenneth Tynan called “the finest artificial comedy to have flowed from an English pen ... since the death of Congreve,” it’s also long been a magnet for great actresses—Edith Evans, Siobhán McKenna, Peggy Ashcroft, Deborah Kerr, and Penelope Wilton have all starred in productions of it.

Join us for wild intrigue, wicked secrets, and hard-won gardening tips, in this one-of-a-kind marvel by the author of National Velvet , May 11 at 7:00pm! 

Part of the series:  Endangered Species Project

Endangered Species Project is an organization of distinguished Seattle theatre artists dedicated to presenting plays that seldom get full productions. While it is an essential duty of theatres to read and develop new work, there’s a parallel need to bring older neglected plays back to the stage. Through our simply staged readings, we lend live voices to plays that are now silent on our bookshelves.  

Founded in February of 2011, Endangered Species Project has consistently mounted monthly readings. Expanding from our core group of eleven, dozens of Seattle’s best and bravest actors have been instrumental in bringing new life to these plays. We strive to do nothing that gets between the audience and the play. We want to give full scope to those two most powerful forces in the theatre: a playwright’s ideas and the audience’s imagination.

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