Wallis Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts


Adapted by E.P. Dowdall
from the Hungarian play Illatszertár by Miklos Laszlo
Directed by Mark Brokaw

Set during the holiday season, in 1937 Budapest Hungary, the play centers on two bickering employees at an upscale boutique who have been building an anonymous romantic relationship through letters. Written by Hungarian émigré Miklos Laszlo, and adapted by E.P. Dowdall, Parfumerie’s charming plot has inspired several films, including The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime, and You’ve Got Mail, as well as the Broadway musical She Loves Me.