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Weiner? Wiener? Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

The hardchuckling staff has no idea who put these two ads together in yesterday’s New York Times Summer Movies section, but we thoroughly approve.

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ELVIS & NIXON (2016)

 Greetings again from the darkness. The tagline nails the tone of the film: “On August 21, 1970 two of America’s greatest recording artists met for the first time.” Director… 448 more words

Comedy

Debra Winger & Tracy Letts To Star In A24's Divorce Comedy 'The Lovers'

EXCLUSIVE: Debra Winger and Tracy Letts are being set to play a husband and wife in the comedy The Lovers, which A24 will be financing, producing and distributing. 278 more words

Breaking News

A Life, in Bits and Pieces

Mary Page Marlowe A New Play by Tracy Letts

Some may not immediately recognize the name Tracy Letts. However, you probably know him if you’ve watched Homeland, where he played Senator and then CIA Director Andrew Lockhart, The Big Short with Letts as Lawrence Fields, or any number of other TV shows and films. 737 more words

Theatre

BUG by Tracy Letts at Found111

If you recall the dysfunctional family in August: Osage County, brought by Steppenwolf to the National Theatre, you will not be surprised by the deeply vulnerable and damaged characters of BUG, Tracy Letts’ 2005 play currently at Found111. 433 more words

Reviews

Chicago Theater Review: 'Mary Page Marlowe' by Tracy Letts

Before playwright Tracy Letts and director Anna D. Shapiro teamed up at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater for the explosive, Tony and Pulitzer-winning family drama “August: Osage County,” they collaborated on the pensive “Man from Nebraska,” the more direct tonal and thematic predecessor of their latest collaboration, “Mary Page Marlowe.”  This is Letts in contemplative mode, theatrically plumbing large questions like “what is a person?” and, therefore, “what is a life?”  In a dense and demanding 80-minute one-act, six different women, including Blair Brown (“Orange is the New Black”) and Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”), play the title character at different ages, with the narrative jumping around in time from one scene to the next.  571 more words

Reviews

Coal Mine Theatre Slays With Killer Joe

My review of The Coal Mine Theatre’s production of Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe. 

“Killer Joe takes the radical humanist stance of affixing a domestic, sociological lens onto North American politics by getting to know the people threatening to make it great again. 34 more words

Essays