'Heidi Chronicles' still fresh, funny

March 20, 2015 2:53 AM

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NEW YORK -- Late in Act One of The Heidi Chronicles, the heroine gets a sobering tip from the ambitious narcissist she has been sleeping with, on and off, for nearly 10 years. Hers will be "a generation of disappointed women," he tells her. "Interesting, exemplary, even sexy, but basically unhappy. The ones who open doors usually are."

Heidi Holland is, you see, a Baby Boomer and an art historian whose yearning for sexual equality and social progress looms large in both her lectures and her personal life. Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows her over more than two decades, ending in 1989, the year the work origi...

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