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William Inge

Stage Door: A Loss of Roses

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

William Inge is a dark chronicler of small-town Midwest lives. The roles of alcohol and sexual impropriety are familiar threads in his work -- a striking contrast to the white-picket fence world of assumed propriety.

First Nighter: William Inge's Loss of Roses Somewhat Wilted

David Finkle | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It seems to me there's more than one reason for staging a revival. The first one that springs to mind, because it's the most obvious, is that a well-written and successful play is always a strong contender for old and new audiences.

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Memorable Glass Menagerie, William Inge's Forgettable Natural Affection

David Finkle | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It was when Tennessee Williams took him to see The Glass Menagerie that William Inge decided to become a playwright -- very much influenced, as it turned out, by his pal.

The Playwright at Work: Talking Shop, Success, and Spectacular Failure with America's Top Playwrights

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I gained rich insight into the playwright's way by reading The Playwright at Work, by Rosemarie Tichler and Barry Jay Kaplan, a collection of 13 interviews with top playwrights including John Guare, Lynn Nottage and Tony Kushner.

Revisiting 'Bus Riley's Back In Town', Producer Elliott Kastner's first film

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Producer Elliott Kastner died this week at the age of 80. He leaves behind a great legacy of film, including The Missouri Breaks, Harper, Equus, Where...