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This edition: The Best of 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 17, 2015.

First aired: December 5, 2015.

Theater Talk presents “The Best of 2015,” some favorite interviews from the past year. First, we welcome the creative team of “Hand to God,” the hit Broadway comedy about a teenager attending a Christian puppet-making workshop in Texas, whose sock-puppet seems to be possessed by the devil. Guests include: playwright Robert Askins, director Moritz von Stuelpnagel and actor Steven Boyer (with the puppet, Tyrone).

Next a few thoughts from actress Dame Helen Mirren, award-winning star of "The Audience."

Last, we focus on the musical “Fun Home,” with its book writer/lyricist Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori who created this celebrated musical based on the bestselling memoir/graphic novel by our other guest, cartoonist Alison Bechdel.

Guest List

Robert Askins Playwright, “Hand to God”

Alison Bechdel Cartoonist, “Fun Home”

Steven Boyer Actor, “Hand to God”

Lisa Kron Librettist/Lyricist, “Fun Home”

Tyrone McHansley Puppet Actor, “Hand to God”

Helen Mirren Actress, “The Audience”

Jeanine Tesori Composer, “Fun Home”

Moritz von Stuelpnagel Director, “Hand to God”