See the original article from The Daily Beast by Tim Teeman. The Fight A schism in feminism is the subject of Jonathan Leaf’s The Fight, a Storm Theatre production playing at The Grand Hall, in the basement of St. Mary Church on the Lower East Side. Leaf’s play is based on a personal and professional fallout between Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, and sets the modern (Steinem) against the old (Friedan) of the modern feminism movement. (For dramatic purposes the women are re
Read the full review from TheatreScene.Net by Darryl Reilly "Playwright Jonathan Leaf’s prodigious research, accomplished dramatic construction and clever device of threading a mystery throughout the events make the play quite engrossing. There’s also the sociological angle as the characters eloquently state and defend their differing beliefs and agendas that include careerism versus motherhood." "Leaf employs an ingenious conceit of Doris and Phyllis having been students at
Here's what is being said about The Fight at The Storm Theatre Company: Kyle Smith from National Review says: "This is a vital play, one that goes on a dogged search into an obscure corner of our cultural history and comes back with abundant reasons to be skeptical about the official story of feminism."
"Leaf’s concise play (at the off-off Broadway venue Grand Hall through November 18) doesn’t waste a moment as it shifts back and forth in time to build a picture of loathing
"Peterson and Dobbins handle their roles admirably, particularly as the emotional pitch of events escalates. Dobbins is a convincing McCarthy, shifting seamlessly between vulnerability and icy wit, while Peterson’s amorphous de Man manages to be both repulsive and pitiable. These subtleties are facilitated by Leaf’s smart script and the simple set, constituted largely of scattered books." – Ian Tuttle, National Review Read the full article "... an erudite detective story, an
“ ... a REFRESHING and CONTEMPORARY take
on love and philosophy.”
Ed Malin, Theatre In The Now
“... EFFECTIVE theater in significant part due to the BRAVURA WORK of FLEUR ALYS DOBBINS, whose portrayal of McCarthy SEETHED and SPARKLED.”
David P. Goldman, PJ Media "Jed Peterson as de Man is a FASCINATING near-reincarnation of Paul Henreid playing the sly, covert Nazi in Carol Reed’s 1940 thriller Night Train To Munich."
Thomas McArdle, The Stream #JonathanLeaf #Deconstruction