SYNOPSIS: About Alice
, a two-character play by Calvin Trillin, is inspired by the author’s 2007 memoir of the same title—a love letter to his wife Alice, who died in 2001 at the age of 63 due to complications from cancer.
Alice is present in Calvin’s memory and also as an independent character. Trillin observes, “Someone once said ‘They’re like Burns and Allen, except that she’s George and he’s Gracie.’” About Alice
incorporates some of the actual words of Alice and Calvin Trillin, but the play goes beyond literal representation and expresses a universal story about a remarkable marriage and a woman who is a muse, mother, wife, and part of the second wave of feminism.
Directed by Leonard Fogliatfana.org