Final Week of Abingdon Theatre Company's HELLMAN V. MCCARTHY, Ending 4/13

Final Week of Abingdon Theatre Company's HELLMAN V. MCCARTHY, Ending 4/13

Abingdon Theatre Company presents the final week of Brian Richard Mori's HELLMAN v. McCARTHY, starring Dick Cavett, Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd. Jan Buttram, Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre Company, directs this world-premiere production which runs through April 13 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street).

The greatest literary feud in modern American history began on January 25, 1980 when literary critic Mary McCarthyappeared as a guest on "The Dick Cavett Show" and declared that "every word [playwright Lillian Hellman] writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" Hellman went ballistic and sued McCarthy for libel, sparking a law suit that spanned more than four years. HELLMAN v. McCARTHY is a roller coaster ride filled with comedy and pathos.

Emmy Award-winner Dick Cavett is set to portray himself, recreating his role in the historical events depicted in HELLMAN v. McCARTHY. Joining Mr. Cavett are Drama Desk and Obie Award-winner Roberta Maxwell as Lillian Hellman and Tony Award-nominee Marcia Rodd as Mary McCarthy. Completing the cast are Peter Brouwer, Rowan Michael Meyer, and Jeff Woodman.

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