The Hatmaker’s Wife

By Lauren Yee
Directed by Krysta Dennis

February 16-18, 2024

When a young woman moves in with her boyfriend, she is 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 its previous inhabitants: an old hatmaker 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.

“A subtle, magical fable with a message … how we love, even when it is difficult.” (New York Theatre Review)

Performance times
Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 pm
FREE (with donations greatly appreciated!)
Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany, NY
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Note on COVID safety
For the 2023-24 season, mask-wearing is encouraged, but no longer required at Theater Voices shows (subject to change based on CDC and community health guidelines).

Dr. Krysta Dennis (Director), producer of Creative Arts at Siena College, works as a theater-maker, director and playwright in the U.S. and internationally. Krysta holds a dual Ph.D. from the University of Kent in the U.K. and the Sorbonne in Paris, and trained as a performer at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Krysta has acted as chair of dramaturgy since 2020 for Region 1 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Recent directing credits include: The Turn of the Screw (Creative License), A Streetcar Named Desire (NorthEast Theatre Ensemble), An Ideal Husband (NETE), Marjorie Prime (Theater Voices), Aleda (Musicians of Ma’alwyck), and Arcadia (Siena College).