The greatest play I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Jane Wagner's words are transcendent, witty, and pure magic on the page. The characters are written so perfectly, I can hear Lily Tomlin's voice speaking the words in my head. Remarkable. A true masterpiece that I never tire of reading.
This Book is a one woman show, written for Lily Tomlinson ( available on DVD: hint) it's hilarious and true, it weaves in and out of different people that the main character, Trudy, channels, for aliens. No matter what you think about that premise, it delivers truth about everyone. Read it for the profoundity, or for the laughs, but read it
This is the most intellectual, most poignant, most insightful slice of life I've ever seen and read. Lily Tomlin was superb on Broadway as she portrayed these characters, woven together in such a illustrious way to show the many connections that aren't always so obvious as we are in the midst of living life. Jane Wagner's words are genius. The BEST ever!!! What a terrific team. Always gives me GOOSEBUMPS!
I had the pleasure of seeing this in it's first performances in Los Angeles in the 80s. It reads as well as it plays, it covers everything as our everywoman Trudy searches for intelligent Life amongst the simple things in life.