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Three on the Aisle: Conor McPherson and His Ghosts

The critics talk with the ‘Girl From the North Country’ playwright about his work and its meanings, and discuss ‘Mockingbird’ at MSG, a new take on ‘Dracula,’ and a James Baldwin revival in D.C.

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 we have the playwright and director Conor McPherson in the studio to talk about his artistic philosophy, the ghostly worlds of his plays, and the process of creating the Bob Dylan quasi-musical, now on Broadway, Girl From the North Country. The critics also discuss the recent production of To Kill a Mockingbird that staged at Madison Square Garden for an audience of 18,000, Tumacho at Clubbed Thumb, Kate Hamill’s Dracula at Classic Stage Company, and James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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