is a richly nuanced piece of theatre that entertains, and is much a portrait of the artist as it is a portrait of American history and the growth of the American spirit. - --Pittsburgh Tribune
About the Author
ERIC SIMONSON (Playwright/Director) is an ensemble member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company, a post he still holds while working as a writer and director for film, television, theatre and opera. His plays and adaptations have been performed at theatres across the country including Steppenwolf, Seattle Rep, Kansas City Rep, Arizona Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Huntington Theatre, City Theatre of Pittsburgh and L.A. Theatre Works. Most recently he completed a documentary called A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, which received a nomination for the International Documentary Association (IDA) and won the 2006 Oscar for Best Documentary Short. He was also nominated for an Oscar in the same category for his film On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom in 2001. That film won the IDA Distinguished Achievement Award and received an Emmy nomination after it aired on HBO/Cinemax. . JEFFREY HATCHER (Playwright) Jeffrey is an award-winning member and alumnus of The Playwrights Center, the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild, and New Dramatists and has written numerous plays on and off Broadway, that have been produced all over the world.
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