Hellman v. McCarthy off-Broadway

A new play, Hellman v. McCarthy, premieres at the Abingdon Theatre Company, March 14-April 13, 2014.

Play by Brian Richard Mori, directed by Jan Buttram, featuring Roberta Maxwell as Lillian Hellman, Marcia Rodd as Mary McCarthy, and Dick Cavett as himself.

The play is based on the infamous feud between McCarthy and Hellman when, as a guest on “The Dick Cavett Show,” McCarthy commented that “every word [Hellman] writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the'” A bitter lawsuit ensued and has become a legendary literary dispute.


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