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Imaginary Friends - 2002 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Imaginary Friends is a play by Nora Ephron. It includes songs with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Craig Carnelia.



The play focuses on writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, who reunite in hell and reflect on their decades-long antagonistic relationship. Dating back to their first meeting at a conference at Sarah Lawrence College in 1948, it came to a head in 1980 when McCarthy, in a television interview with Dick Cavett, asserted "every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'". Hellman subsequently sued McCarthy for slander. As the play progresses, the two women recall, among other things, Hellman's 1952 testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthy's childhood abuse by an uncle, and their romantic involvements, McCarthy with Philip Rahv and Hellman with Dashiell Hammett. Throughout it all, McCarthy accuses Hellman of repeatedly presenting fiction as fact, while Hellman insists McCarthy always portrays fact as fiction.



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Imaginary Friends Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Imaginary Friends have their been?
Imaginary Friends has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2002 and Broadway which opened in 2002.

What other awards has Imaginary Friends been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Carnelia.

What other awards has Imaginary Friends won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Carnelia.

What productions of Imaginary Friends have their been?
Imaginary Friends has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2002 and Broadway which opened in 2002.

What awards has Imaginary Friends been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Carnelia.

What awards has Imaginary Friends won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Carnelia.

What productions of Imaginary Friends have there been?
Imaginary Friends has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2002 and Broadway which opened in 2002.