The Value Of Names
Presented by Next Act Theatre
Location: Off-Broadway Theatre
"Did you hear the one about my reputation…?"
Benny Silverman used to be a big deal on stage and screen, but today the Comic Genius gets by with a little TV. He's still very funny. Now his daughter Norma – a chip off the old actor's block -- has caught her break in a play directed by Benny's old ex-friend Leo. The pals parted ways decades ago after Leo named Benny before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Leo kept working while Benny was blacklisted. At Norma's urging, Leo meets Benny to try to patch things up, but forgiveness is not going to come easy. Benny's a tough crowd.
"…a provocative subject, superb writing, a consistently engrossing story, and an almost overwhelming emotional wallop at its end." -- Chicago Tribune
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