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This edition: "Wit" and "Silence! The Musical"

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 27, 2012.

First aired: February 25, 2012.

A conversation about “Wit,” the searing drama about a woman's struggle with maintaining her self-awareness and sense of humor while grappling with a mortal illness. Playwright Margaret Edson discusses the revival of her 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, along with the current production's director Lynne Meadow, the Artistic Director of The Manhattan Theatre Club. Also on the program, we focus on “Silence! The Musical,” the highly successful parody of “Silence of the Lambs,” now playing off-Broadway. Our guests are the show's librettist Hunter Bell and actors David Garrison, who plays Hannibal Lecter, and Jenn Harris, whose uncanny portrayal of Clarice Starling as channeled through Jodie Foster is worth the price of admission all by itself.

Guest List

Hunter Bell Librettist

Margaret Edson Playwright

David Garrison Actor

Jenn Harris Actress

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Club

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  • Sunday, December 16 - 7:00am
  • Monday, December 17 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Jeff Daniels in "Blackbird"
  • Monday, December 17 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 22 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, December 23 - 7:00am
  • Monday, December 24 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Holiday Critics 2016
  • Monday, December 24 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 29 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, December 30 - 7:00am
  • Monday, December 31 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
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  • Monday, December 31 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, January 5 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 6 - 7:00am
  • Monday, January 7 - 7:30am, 1:30pm