While Foote's play may be looking to the past for inspiration, it is a reminder of the America that lives on in the present, perhaps a bit shadowy and below the surface, but still flowing through the American character.
Two Tennessee Williams plays in New York City, the revival of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Broadhurst on Broadway, and the world premiere of his last experimental work, In Masks Outrageous and Austere, at Culture Project, may cause a laugh riot.
Gudiel would like Mnuchin to visit her at her home, because his OneWest Bank is trying to evict her and her family. If Mnuchin won't come to visit Gudiel, she will visit him, and bring some of her neighbors and friends with her.
Ever since the 1951 book The Catcher In the Rye, stories about angsty, alienated, financially secure (mostly male) teenagers in existential crisis over "what it all means" have become a staple of movies, TV and literature.