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Nicky Silver

Death and the Dysfunctional American Family

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions by small theatre companies in Berkeley focused on fictional American families with more than enough misery to go around.

Linda Lavin On Playing A Woman With Alzheimer's

Marci Rich | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

I've kept an eye on this beautiful film throughout its development, and when I finally saw Linda Lavin's performance -- especially in the scene I've just described -- I was devastated by its honesty.

Aisle View: Too Much Sun, Not Enough Laughs

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Playwright Nicky Silver, director Mark Brokaw, and living legend Linda Lavin have returned to the Vineyard Theatre, launching-ground of their 2011 comedy The Lyons, for another go at it.

First Nighter: The Woefully Misunderstood Damsels in Distress of Passion and Cinderella

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The correct title for the Sondheim-Lapine opus would be Romantic Obsession, and it wouldn't try to ingratiate itself as a depiction of what genuine love is. Passion is anything but a love story.

A Play About The Ultimate Jewish Mother

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- The Jewish mother. She's been a fixture of our pop culture ever since, well, it feels like biblical times. There's the good kind: Stubbor...