Thursday, November 27, 2008

Prayer and Thanks

Victoria Clark in Prayer for My Enemy.

Hope everyone had a lovely food- and fun-filled Thanksgiving. I'm at my mother's in eastern Pennsylvania, after spending a relaxing day with family and friends.

Overall, I've had quite a bit to be grateful for this month, and I'm including election night (thanks for throwing the party, Adam). As a result, I'll be curious to see how critics and audiences respond to Craig Lucas's Prayer for My Enemy, now in previews at Playwrights Horizons. I read the play just after the election, for an interview with the lovely Victoria Clark for Time Out New York, and beyond being a provocative drama, it's also one firmly rooted in an era of war and fear as it makes a case for hope and peace. That we'll be able to see it at a time when this country is filled with both those things is something else to be thankful for.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Love and the Republican Way

I think any chances of this book becoming a bestseller after Tuesday are nil.