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Three on the Aisle: Sam Hunter Mines His Past

The critics chat with the acclaimed Idahoan dramatist, and compare notes on Stephen Adly Guirgis, Harry Connick Jr., and Lauren Gunderson.

Twice a month, Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of the Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.

This week, the critics talk with Obie-winning playwright Samuel Hunter about his newest play, Greater Clements, currently at Lincoln Center Theatre. Sam discusses his approach to the rehearsal process, his many inspirations, and the act of bringing the Idaho of his youth onto the stages of New York.

Then the critics compare notes on Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, currently at the Atlantic Theater; Harry Connick Jr.’s Celebration of Cole Porter, currently on Broadway; and Lauren Gunderson’s Peter Pan and Wendy, currently at Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C.

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