84 Charing Cross Road

by Helene Hanff

adapted by James Roose-Evans

directed by Gilly Rosenthol

In 1949, a struggling young New York playwright sent a letter inquiring about second-hand books to an antiquarian book store in London. So began a 20-year friendship between Helene Hanff and the booksellers at 84 Charing Cross Road. Taken from their actual letters, this story will amuse you, charm you, and send you running to your nearest library.

About The Director: This is Gilly Rosenthol's directorial debut with Theatre@First, following her first stint at directing with the Post Meridian Radio Players for But Oh, What Happened to Hutchings! in the Big Broadcast of 1946 in 2010. She has acted in numerous T@F shows, including two Bare Bones productions.


ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 8pm.

Suggested Donation $5 — General Admission — No reservations required


84 Charing Cross Road was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.


Helene Hanff

Frank Doel

Cecily Farr / Megan Wells / Maxine Stuart and others

Karen Fanale

Andrew Harrington

Liz Adams

Production Team


Program Director

Asst. Program Director

Chief Technical Consultant

Sound Design

Gilly Rosenthol

Elizabeth Hunter

Beckie Hunter

Jo Guthrie

Neil Marsh