Even now the piece seems like a ploy for attention at someone else’s expense.
J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher always knew their history play had a lot to teach us today. But they never wanted it to be quite this relevant.
Imagine a world in which you don’t know the name Monica Lewinsky. And now, imagine how good that would feel for Monica Lewinsky.
“Painful as they may be, mistakes may give you the chance to become that stronger, rebuilt woman; a more resilient and expanded self,” she said.
“We were both very, very frightened,” her mom said. “Monica was distraught, she kept repeating ‘I just want to die. I just want to die.’”
She claimed Monica was an adult. So when asked if her husband should have stepped down, she answered, “Absolutely not.”
The play was well-reviewed in its 2016 Chicago production.
Jews, especially white Jews, need to recognize that this occasion wasn’t about them. This is about the right of Aretha Franklin’s family.
Come for the political circus, stay for the chuppah made out of crystals.
Before representing Michael Cohen, Lanny Davis worked for Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein and multiple repressive African dictators.