Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Love in War

Heidi Armbruster and Angela Piece in Love Goes to Press.

I haven't see the HBO movie in which Nicole Kidman plays pioneering war journalist Martha Gellhorn to Clive Owen's Ernest Hemingway, but I have seen the delightful comedy she cowrote with Virginia Cowles, Love Goes to Press, which is receiving a stellar revival by the Mint Theater Company. It bombed on Broadway in the '40s, probably in part because mid-20th-century New York wasn't ready for two female protagonists who weren't ready to give up their careers just because they found a good man. Anyone writing chick lit in those days was ahead of their time.