Theater for a New Audience presents this new two-character play inspired by humorist Calvin Trillin’s memoir of the same title about his late wife. More…
Alice Trillin, a gifted writer, educator, film producer, activist on behalf of cancer patients, and muse to her husband, the humorist Calvin Trillin, died September 11, 2001, at age 63, from complications due to treatment for lung cancer diagnosed 25 years earlier. Rather than memorializing his grief, Trillin celebrates the real Alice and their 36-year-marriage as a New York love story.
See it if you enjoy a story about real life with all its bumps and bruises... told lovingly through great writing and honest performances.
Don't see it if you want showy production values or sugar-coating of realistic situations.
See it if you enjoy reading Calvin Trillin or similar writers, or if you like stories about relationships, health challenges, and resilient families.
Don't see it if you need to sink your teeth into a meaty drama to achieve theatrical sustenance.
See it if You've ever experienced joy in a marriage or other relationship. This is unconditional love ... but with enough of an arc to be gripping!
Don't see it if You're a big fan of the Die Hard series of movies.
See it if you enjoy the writings of Calvin Trillin and can appreciate romantic ode to his wife and his life that transcends sentimentality.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or bigger productions that aren't intimate.
See it if You are a romantic, a fan of the writer, want to see a touching show about a wonderful couple who love and grow, teach and learn.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in simple, small scale, biographical shows.
See it if amusing as Trillin plays batty "Allen" to Alice's straight man "Burns;" good portrayal strength/integrity of Alice in dealing w cancer etc.
Don't see it if Trillin's laugh-out-loud writings are funnier; this is a hagiography of Alice, w/o drama, bite, surprise needed 4 memorable theater
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