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I loved it - perfect satire of the 1980 New York acting community

I think maybe you had to have been around the late 70s/early 80s off-off-broadway acting scene in New York to know what a perfect satire this is on some of the "types" who were in vogue then and there. My brother was at the Actor's Studio from 1977 to 1982 and I went to a ton of his productions with my Dad as well as plenty of "experimental" plays of the time. Although Robert Powell and Anne Baxter represent wild extremes of this community, there is a grain of truth in both portraits, as there is in the type of productions they put on. I am looking forward to hearing my brother's take on this as I was only 11 in 1980 and therefore only experienced a fraction of what he did of this community.