- Bob Verini, Variety
John Lithgow sure has a marvelous way of transforming himself into characters of every shape and size. A cast of one becomes a multitudinous ensemble.”
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
“A FULFILLING EVENING OF THEATER.
Lithgow capitalizes on his wit, warmth and acting prowess."
- Les Spindle, The Hollywood Reporter
“THEATER IN ITS PUREST FORM.
...more thrills and satisfactions than anything Broadway's blockbuster makers could ever devise.”
- Paul Hodgins, The Orange County Register
“A tour de force that doubles as a primer on acting....”
- The New York Times
ARMED WITH ONLY AN ARMCHAIR and some yellowed pages, Tony Award® winner John Lithgow tells you not the story of his life, but the STORIES of his life.
Indelible stories spun by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner. Stories lovingly—and expertly—dramatized by his parents and grandmother, handed down from generation to generation.
In Lithgow’s adroit hands, each story is its own theatrical masterpiece brimming with peculiar characters, humor, plot twists and —most of all Lithgow’s inimitable charm, stagecraft and genuine affection for the tales and the storytellers who introduced them to him some 60 years ago.
“I just charge three dollars because personally I don't mind much shavin' a dead person. They lay a whole lot stiller than live customers.”
- The Barber in Haircut by Ring Lardner, Part of Stories By Heart