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Still Funny After All These Years

5 December 2011 8:17 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

New York -- If your idea of Christmas holiday fun includes a caustic comedy with a warm, mushy heart, then the Peccadillo Theater Company's amusing revival of a popular, acerbic play from the 1930s will hold great appeal.

Popular wit and radio star Sheridan Whiteside was not always a very nice man, as conceived in 1939 by two masters of theatrical comedy, Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, in their tart comedy "The Man Who Came To Dinner." The antic, insult- laden play about one December in Whiteside's busy life, which opened Sunday night off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clement's, is still laugh-out-loud funny, even in its dated references to famous names from the 1930s. A talented cast of 23 creates a wonderfully farcical atmosphere under the sure direction of Dan Wackerman.

Apparently a thinly disguised version of Alexander Woollcott, Whiteside is first seen as a disagreeable, blustery but powerful tyrant, »

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