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 delightful performances interest you. Beautifully staged even my side top balcony seat had a good view. I left the theater feeling uplifted.
Don't see it if Amusing two character shows are of no interest. Or you don't like going to Brooklyn but it will be your loss.
See it if you read the article on which it is based. You want to know just how special Alice Trillin was. Her words often dwarf his prose.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a saga of a fight for life. Of a contemplation of a life shared and truly lived.
See it if You want to see a love story. This is a valentine from Calvin Trillin to his wife, and it is lovely. Valentines are not always good theater.
Don't see it if You’re expecting action, are distracted by showy set pieces (the costume changes become distracting), or want a clear narrative,.
See it if you want to see a lovely, romantic show about true love. It is quite touching and nicely acted. It is also heartbreaking because she is gone
Don't see it if you expect elaborate staging, a real plot, or if you are not a real romantic. You might find it dull. But I found it enchanting. Bravo.
See it if You are a fan of writer Calvin Trillin. You like intimate (and humorous) stories of love and loss.
Don't see it if You like big productions with large casts and complicated plots. This has a cast of two in a small theater .
See it if you love Calvin Trillin and especially his writings about Alice, with two excellent actors telling a simple, sincere love story.
Don't see it if you want production values, conflicts, and a dramatic story line and are not interested in two people telling their story.
See it if you ever lost a double kayak from your car roof, at 60 mph, re-saddled, laughed and drove on. We did. Alice and "Bud" did too, ever-humored.
Don't see it if you take life too seriously, can't overcome bumps in the road (some worse than others) OR can't learn to laugh & then succeed anyway.
See it if you've read the book and can bring depths to the experience that simply do not exist in the stage version.
Don't see it if you're infuriated by this stereotype: the pretty blonde wife who's terrible with money but adores a schleppy guy because he's semi-funny.
See it if you like the writing of Calvin Trillin and like a good story of a long love.
Don't see it if you have no interest in a beautiful marriage.
See it if A delightful warm bath of a literary love story when The Village was The Village and when writers could afford to live and work in New York
Don't see it if Only Trillin could really play Trillin, the driest of martinis personified, yet Jeffrey Bean still captures his essence well enough.
See it if You love Calvin Trillin. Or if you like well done sentimental works. The marriage is presented as a real love story. Tears and laughter.
Don't see it if You done like sentimental stories. Or if you like edgy works. This is very old fashioned.
See it if A two hander of the life and love and death of a man and his lovely wife. An intimate, real sounding look into a good man's good life.
Don't see it if You want dynamite and theatrics.
See it if You love the idea of a sweet middle-age romance, you like an impressionistic two-character play that explores a single idea
Don't see it if You want something big, profound, deep, examining current issues
See it if u want 2 c what a perfect marriage is all about... absolutely beautiful writing performed exquisitely
Don't see it if u do not want to experience what true love is all about… and cannot not bear to tear.
See it if if you love Calvin Trillin's work. Also, if you love cool downtown NYC stories, love stories. Don't miss this.
Don't see it if you need a "big story". This is a story of a shared life.
See it if You love Calvin Trillin or, shamefully, do not know him. You can start making up for lost time with this play.
Don't see it if You are an illiterate, insensate philistine, with no taste, no brain, and no heart.
See it if Beautiful rendition of a play about love and a relationship that transcended time. Wonderfully cast and acted.
Don't see it if You don't like small intimate plays that don't have any razzle-dazzle in them.
See it if You, like my wife and I, are a Calvin Trillin fan and want to see a well-acted ode to his wife, Alice.
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and hate a love letter from a wonderful writer to his late wife
See it if Calvin Trillin's love letter and memoir to his late wife Alice is a delightful departure from the typical stage play.
Don't see it if this is not a big play, it's not very traditional. the structure is a little non linear. staging is very minimal.
See it if you're a fan of Calvin Trillin's short book upon which this is based. You're looking for a melancholy experience. You're a romantic.
Don't see it if you don't know the Alice-Calvin love story because you need that background to appreciate this subtle Valentine.
See it if you've read the story of Alice Trillin and you want to know just how special she was.
Don't see it if you're self-centered and don't like hearing about someone else's happiness
See it if you enjoy Calvin Trillin's work and want to know more about the wife he adored and lost too soon.
Don't see it if you get frustrated by a skin-deep characterization -- but what a skin! Alice was a marvel by all accounts.