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 cancer, in 2001. Trillin’s readers had already formed a bond with Alice, as seen through his comical accounts of family life, but his widower’s remembrance cast her in a new, lovely light. A play inspired by the memoir, directed by Leonard Foglia for Theatre for a New Audience and featuring Carrie Paff and Jeffrey Bean, begins previews on Jan. 8, at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.”


Read more and see the illustration in The New Yorker. About Alice, a new play by Calvin Trillin, runs through February 3. Learn more and buy tickets.