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Lighting and Sound America Review: About Alice

“An extension is in order, for it is difficult to imagine a more ardent love letter than the one Calvin Trillin has composed to his late wife, Alice. A slightly longer run would do all of us a world of good, for About Alice is an efflorescence of grace in a world that very much…Read More »

The Hollywood Reporter Review: About Alice

“Deeply affecting.” “[Carrie] Paff is so irresistible that not falling in love with her doesn’t seem an option. Bean is equally terrific, delivering Trillin’s droll one-liners in perfect deadpan fashion and allowing just enough emotion to seep into his controlled performance.” “It works beautifully as a two-character piece, because it allows Alice to represent herself.”…Read More »

Theatermania Review: About Alice

“Humorous and heartfelt, this touching tribute to Trillin’s late wife is not just the memoir of a marriage, but an intimate look into a lost culture shared only by two.” “[Jeffrey] Bean embodies an intelligent and inoffensive humorist, a man perfectly at ease chasing a sincere observation with a one-liner.” “[Carrie] Paff radiates Alice’s passion…Read More »

New York Stage Review: About Alice

★★★★ “An excellent production” “Warm, often funny, altogether charming.” “The author and his muse are winningly portraying by Jeffrey Bean and Carrie Paff.” “Bean and Paff convey the sense of people who obviously love spending time with each other, and they’re enjoyable company for anyone who cares to meet them.” “Foglia’s blending of [these] elements…Read More »

The New Yorker Radio Hour: About Alice

Calvin Trillin discusses his play and its journey from page to stage with New Yorker editor David Remnick. Listen to the full interview on The New Yorker Radio Hour here.    

WNYC’s “All of It”: About Alice

Calvin Trillin talks about his play, “About Alice” with “All of It” host Allison Stewart. Listen to the full interview on WNYC’s “All of It” here.      

The New Yorker listing/illustration: About Alice

“‘My first impression was that she looked more alive than anyone I’d ever seen,’ Calvin Trillin wrote in a 2006 New Yorker essay about his late wife, Alice. The piece grew into a memoir, ‘About Alice,’ which traced their relationship from that first meeting, at a 1963 party for a short-lived satirical magazine, to Alice’s death, of complications from…Read More »

New York Times Recommends ABOUT ALICE

“‘ABOUT ALICE’ at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (previews start on Jan. 8; opens on Jan. 20). Based on what the Sunday Book Review called a ‘slim but walloping book,’ this Theatre for a New Audience play by Calvin Trillin relates his long, fine romance with his wife, Alice, who died in 2001. Under Leonard Foglia’s direction, Jeffrey…Read More »

Review: THE SCOTSMAN on THE PRISONER

“Red earth of somewhere, not European…In The Prisoner, the stage has a look that has come to be associated with the work of Peter Brook…and when an elderly white man appears (an understated and slightly self-mocking Donald Sumpter), it is, indeed, to introduce a story that began for him long ago, during a journey in a distant…Read More »

Remembering Board Member Merle Debuskey

By Neil Genzlinger “We couldn’t have built Polonsky Shakespeare Center without his advocacy,” Mr. Horowitz said by email, referring to the facility that Theater for a New Audience opened in 2013 in Brooklyn. “When it came to making people listen about what mattered, Merle was persuasive, eloquent and funny.” READ THE FULL NEW YORK TIMES…Read More »