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Elliot Norton Reviews; Grown Ups


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Elliot Norton Reviews
Grown Ups
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Boston theatre critic Elliot Norton interviews prominent actors, directors and producers on their craft. (Aired from October, 1958 to 1982. Winner of both Peabody and Tony Awards.) Series release date: 1958

Program Description

Elliot Norton's guests are Bob Dishy and Cheryl Giannini, the stars of "Grown Ups," a new comedy by Jules Feiffer. This is its world premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.

An acerbic comedy by the famed cartoonist and author of KNOCK KNOCK and LITTLE MURDERS. It's about a middle-aged journalist who has, at last, grown up - only to find he's trapped in a world of emotional infants. Feiffer constructs a fiendishly complex machine of reciprocal irritation in which Jake (the journalist), his parents, his wife and his sister carp, cavil, harass, hector and finally attack one another with relentless trivia and detonate deeply buried resentments like emotional land mines.

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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Performing Arts
Chicago: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Grown Ups,” 06/16/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A2F134D75E0427F861DA6E25941A845.
MLA: “Elliot Norton Reviews; Grown Ups.” 06/16/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A2F134D75E0427F861DA6E25941A845>.
APA: Elliot Norton Reviews; Grown Ups. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A2F134D75E0427F861DA6E25941A845
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