Tony KushnerThe early reviews for tonight’s broadcast of Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner are in. The Hollywood Reporter calls the film a “spellbinding look at Kushner as it catches him at work, with his family and out at the podium speaking about political problems he sees in this country.” The Denver Post‘s Joanne Ostrow notes, “Who says there’s nothing culturally significant on the small screen these days? …[This] well-crafted film about the creative process brings into focus the enormous intellect and heart of one of the major playwrights of our time.” The Houston Chronicle says the film is “as engrossing as one of Kushner’s plays.” The New York Post‘s David Hinckley remarks “[t]his POV paints Kushner as an admirable voice calling for radical change in the way the human race does business. But it also captures a charming, relaxed fellow…” And Robert Trussell writes in the Kansas City Star that “[a]t a time when most American playwrights are given scant attention by the media or the public, Kushner stands out.”

Tune in tonight to Wrestling with Angels on your local PBS station. (Check local listings.)

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