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This edition: "Junk" and "20th Century Blues"

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 17, 2017.

First aired: December 4, 2017.

A look at two new productions of the season. First, playwright Ayad Akhtar (2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, “Disgraced”) and director Doug Hughes discuss “Junk,” their new play at Lincoln Center Theater about the world of high finance and eclipsed morality.

Next, a conversation about the dramedy “20th Century Blues” at Signature’s Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, focusing on issues faced by women over 60. The guests are playwright Susan Miller with actors from the show Polly Draper and Kathryn Grody.

Critic Jan Simpson, Director of the Arts and Culture Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, co-hosts with Susan Haskins-Doloff.

Guest List

Ayad Akhtar Playwright, “Junk”

Polly Draper Actor, “20th Century Blues”

Kathryn Grody Actor, “20th Century Blues”

Doug Hughes Director, “Junk”

Susan Miller Playwright, “20th Century Blues”

Jan Simpson Guest Co-Host; Arts & Culture Reporting Director, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism