Read Reviews for About Alice Off-Broadway | Playbill

The Verdict Read Reviews for About Alice Off-Broadway Calvin Trillin’s new play, about his late wife Alice Trillin, opened January 20 at Theatre For a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center .
Carrie Paff and Jeffrey Bean Henry Grossman

On January 20, Theatre for a New Audience celebrated the official opening of Calvin Trillin’s play About Alice, now running through February 3 in Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Inspired by the memoir of the same name, the play centers on Calvin Trillin’s late wife Alice Trillin—writer, educator, producer and activist—who died in 2001 from complications due to her lung cancer treatments.

Directed by Leonard Foglia (The Gin Game, The People in the Picture), the Off-Broadway production stars Jeffrey Bean (The Thanksgiving Play) and Carrie Paff (Ideation at 59E59) as Calvin and Alice Trillin, respectively.

Read Reviews for About Alice below.

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

New York Stage Review (Michael Sommers)

Calvin Trillin, a 2013 New York Writers Hall of Fame inductee, is a journalist, poet, humorist, and novelist with over 30 published works. For more information on About Alice, visit


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