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The Lyons

Death and the Dysfunctional American Family

George Heymont | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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.

Talkin' 'Bout a Miracle and Rita Lyons

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

She laughed at a few remarks, but others that led to an uproarious response in most people, caused my mother to roll her eyes in disgust. You see, at the root of it, she was shocked by the somewhat nasty Rita Lyons and she didn't want her to be Jewish. She felt it was somehow an affront.

The Lyons Roar at the Vineyard Theater

Matt Budd | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Matt Budd

Rita and Ben Lyons are not ideal parents and it is easy to see where the fault lies for their children's problems.