Wally Shawn Has A New Play

Born in New York in 1943, Wallace Shawn (pictured) has carved out a reputation for highly poetic but disturbing plays including “Aunt Dan and Lemon” (1985), “The Fever” (1990), “The Designated Mourner” (1997), and “Grasses of a Thousand Colors” (2008). As a character actor he made his debut in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” and he is the voice of Rex in all three “Toy Story” films. He has also starred in two films made with his longtime collaborator, André Gregory: “My Dinner with André” (1981) and “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994). Shawn’s new play, “Evening at the Talk House,” has just had its world premiere at the National Theatre in London. He talks about it here.

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