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On paper, storyteller Alan Bennett's "The Lady in the Van" tries hard to convey what a stinky nuisance it was for him to accommodate a pushy old woman in his London driveway. For 15 years. The film, however, manages even better than the essay to tell this rather incredible story.

Published in Film Reviews

Not everyone enjoys a monologue-based show, but I find that when done well, monologues offer an actor a chance to really develop character and story. The St. Louis Actors’ Studio production of Alan Bennett's “Talking Heads,” a selection of three monologues from the series of the same name originally airing on the BBC, takes a straightforward approach to its presentation that largely works.

Published in Theater Reviews