The Last of the Haussmans


Thursday, Oct 18, 2012, 7 p.m.

Pollak Theatre

(approximate running time is 3 hours)


This new play features Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear (Hamlet), and Helen Mc Crory. It’s a funny, touching and, at times, savage portrait of a family.

Anarchic, feisty but growing old, high society drop-out Judy Haussman remains in spirit with the Ashrams of the 1960s while holding court in her dilapidated Art Deco house on the Devon coast. After an operation, she’s joined by wayward offspring Nick and Libby, sharp-eyed granddaughter Summer, local doctor Peter, and Daniel, a troubled teenager who makes use of the family’s crumbling swimming pool. Together they share a few sweltering months in this chaotic world of all-day drinking, infatuations, long-held resentments, free love, and failure.