Sunday, October 21, 2007

Perfect As Is

Went to see "Third," the last play written by Wendy Wasserstein last night at the Geffen Playhouse.

"Third" examines the clash between a feminist professor and a college student she accuses of plagiarizing a paper for her class.

In Wasserstein's unique contemporary style the play takes on issues of political ideology, racism, sexism, ageism and other isms along the way.

Wasserstein, who died from lymphoma in 2006 at the age of 56, includes a character fighting her own fight against cancer.

Some have said if Wasserstein had lived longer she could have made the play better. None of us lead lives of perfection. I think it's touching the play is as it is.
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