The Four Mrs. Hemingways

The Armenian Cultural Foundation, a private library and museum in Arlington dedicated to the preservation of Armenian history, presented a performance of the play "The Four Mrs. Hemingways" from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the foundation.

The show follows the four wives of Ernest Hemingway along with the other women in his life who influenced his work, a news release says. New England-based playwright Robert Pushkar penned the production, featuring original music.

“Most people know of Ernest Hemingway, and many have read at least one of his books,”said Pushkar in the release.“But not many know the importance of his four wives and the other women who shaped his life by providing inspiration, support and love.”

Tickets were sold at the door with a suggested donation of $25. To reserve a ticket in advance, people could call 617-484-9539 and leave a name, phone number and the number of guests attending. Following the performance, audiences were able to meet Pushkar and the cast.

The play depicts Hemingway’s wives — Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary — meeting in an imagined dream space, each confronting her own past, hopes, fears, regrets and unresolved conflicts, while each individually interpreting her marriage to the same man.

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The Armenian Cultural Foundation website describes its mission as being to establish and maintain a library and to sponsor programs in the arts and humanities that disseminate knowledge and information for the advancement of culture in general and Armenian culture in particular. The foundation is at 441 Mystic St.

This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 21, 2024, based on information from a news release provided by Judy Tesnow. It was updated late June 2, 2024, to indicate that the event has concluded.