History Boys Scribe Featured on April 28 "Theater Talk"

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Alan Bennett, who penned the hit play The History Boys — which recently opened at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre after an acclaimed London run — will be featured on the April 28 broadcast of "Theater Talk."

The PBS chat show, which features interviews with top theatre practitioners, is hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins. Bennett will speak with Riedel and Haskins about his drama, which won the Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.

The History Boys, according to production notes, concerns "eight bright, funny students trying to get into colleges and the year that influenced the rest of their lives. Guiding them are a maverick English teacher, a headmaster obsessed with results and a strong-willed history teacher resistant to change."

Among Bennett's other plays are Forty Years On, Habeas Corpus, The Old Country, The Madness of King George, Getting on and Enjoy, Kafka's Dick, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, A Woman of No Importance and The Lady in the Van.

"Theater Talk" airs on WNET/Thirteen at 12:30 AM ET. The program can also be seen on CUNY-TV (Channel 75).

For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.

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