Long-brewing rancor between authors Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy bubbled over when McCarthy called Hellman a liar on The Dick Cavett Show. “Every word (she) writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the,’” McCarthy claimed. Hellman sued. The nasty literary feud is the inspiration for Hellman v. McCarthy, the next presentation in the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.
El Paso playwright and actress Camilla Carr directs and stars as Lillian Hellman in a reader’s theater version of the Brian Richard Mori play at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11 in the Philanthropy Theatre on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre Annex.
Originally Broadcast on March 10, 2018