She’ll See You Out

She’ll See You Out

There have been a ton of solo shows about various historical figures in which they hold forth about their long and colorful lives, sometimes under the pretext of giving a lecture, sometimes seemingly for no reason at all. But now there seems to be a rash of two-character plays that pair deceased notables with obvious fictional characters designed only to draw the celebrities out and get them talking about themselves.

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Compulsory Viewing

25 September, 2010 Theater No comments
Compulsory Viewing

Rinne Groff’s play Compulsion is named after another Compulsion, Meyer Levin’s 1956 nonfiction novel based on the murder trial of Leopold and Loeb (later made into a movie with Orson Welles). Although Groff’s play has nothing to do with Leopold and Loeb, the name is appropriate for any number of reasons, not least that it too is a very loosely fictionalized account of a real case–the case of Levin himself.

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