I am astonished at the staying power of The War of the Roses, which takes a rather dark view on the end of a marriage, and what the process itself does to people. People I meet are convinced that the story is autobiographical.
They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they actually are. Take note of five enterprising women who generate a powerful ripple effect and emerge as some of the finest agents of change this fall.
You want to scream, "Check out your sense of entitlement," at the characters in Paul Downs Colaizzo's richly evocative debut play Really Really, an MCC production downtown at the Lucille Lortel Theater, directed by David Cromer.
While I have sold or optioned more than a dozen of my books to film companies, I can provide no definitive answer as to why they make their buys, but the closest I can come to a remotely conclusive answer is my experience with The War of the Roses.
In "The Perfect Family," Kathleen Turner plays Eileen Cleary, a devout Roman Catholic who's been nominated for "Catholic Woman of the Year." But Eileen's "perfect family" is not so perfect. I recently spoke with Turner about "The Perfect Family" and the ire it's provoked.
Last week, I caught up with Kathleen Turner to talk about going from Broadway to movies and back again, crawling up Steve Martin's leg to get a part, Warren Beatty pursuing her and why she took on her latest role in The Perfect Family.
Don't trust the trailers for Anne Renton's The Perfect Family. They make it look like an irreverent, iconoclastic satire, one that attacks hypocrisy among the pious -- like something from the Farrelly brothers or, perhaps, John Waters.
Molly Ivins was a true wit. It's not surprising that a play about her would be very funny, but the play also reveals a side of her that many will not be familiar with- a lifelong struggle with her father.