About Alice

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

A reading of the two-character play that Calvin Trillin has adapted from the book he wrote about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. Directed by Leonard Foglia. Starring Carrie Paff as Alice and Paul Lancour as Calvin.

Calvin Trillin has been writing for The New Yorker since 1963. His many books include the comic novels “Floater” and “Tepper Isn’t Going Out”; the memoirs “Messages from My Father” and “About Alice,” which he has recently adapted into a play; “The Tummy Trilogy,” a collection of three books about food; and “Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America.” He was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his book “Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff.”

Leonard Foglia has directed Broadway productions of “Master Class,” “Thurgood,” “The People In The Picture”; the Broadway revivals of “The Gin Game,” “On Golden Pond,” and “Wait Until Dark”; and opera productions, including the world premières of “Moby Dick,” “Everest,” “Cold Mountain,” “The End of the Affair,” and “Three Decembers.” As a librettist, he wrote and directed “El Pasado Nunca Se Termina,” “Cruzar La Cara De La Luna” with composer Jose Martinez, and “A Coffin in Egypt” with composer Ricky Ian Gordon.