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Review: ‘Sam Bendrix’ a tribute to dreams of a bygone era
By Alice T. Carter, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Playwright Keith Bunin arrived in Greenwich Village long after the Bon Soir and the era in which it lived had passed into history.
So, his play “Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir,” which is playing at City Theatre through Dec. 18, is woven from threads of fact and fiction, reality and creativity.
“I guess Sam Bendrix is a version of the person I might have been,” writes Bunin in his program notes. The play, Bunin explains: “is my attempt to pay tribute to the men and women who walked the streets of downtown New York long before I got there: the people who paved the way.”
TribLive’s review on Sam Bendrix