Hellman v. McCarthy
West Coast Premiere
February 6 – February 28, 2015
A Play by Brian Richard Mori
Directed by Howard Storm
Produced by David Hunt Stafford
This is HELLMAN V. MCCARTHY:
In 1979, McCarthy appeared on Cavett’s television show and said that every word Hellman had written was a lie, including the words “and” and “the.” Hellman subsequently sued McCarthy, and the case dragged on for years.
The play re-creates the famous episode and also imagines a fictional joint appearance by Hellman and McCarthy on The Dick Cavett Show. In reality, the two literary giants never faced off on the program.
Dick Cavett • John Combs • M. Rowan Meyer
Flora Plumb • Maricia Rodd • Martin Thompson