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Brooklyn | In Previews: Opens Jan 20

About Alice

From 6 member reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Resonant, Clever, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

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.

During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Great staging

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.

Also Absolutely brilliant! TFANA rarely disappoints, but this is honestly o... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

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.

During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see

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.

Also I won't be the first to say that in any city other than NY, the physic... Read more Read less

During previews
Uplifting, Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Romantic

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.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Romantic

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.

During previews
This 2-hander is trillin's love letter to his late wife, alice, result: charming but slight

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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Direct from the Box Office

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. Can usually choose your own seats. You can save on fees by buying at the physical box office.
$90 - $115

Discount Sites

Typical fees: $10 - $15 per ticket, and may require monthly or annual membership. You may or may not know your exact seat locations before buying. These are usually only for selected seats and selected performances.
$35 - $49

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