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Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon work to set 'Anarchist' free
Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon work to set 'Anarchist' free

In "The Anarchist," by David Mamet, a former political radical who has served 35 years in jail argues for clemency from a prison official who holds the power to set her free. Is a second chance in the cards? Perhaps the more relevant question for audiences is whether "The Anarchist" — which flopped on Broadway — deserves one. For its Los Angeles premiere, two actresses who are no strangers to the playwright's particular universe have signed on to make the case. Felicity Huffman plays Cathy, the incarcerated leftist who claims to have found Christ, and Rebecca Pidgeon is Ann, her stoic interrogator. Over the years, they have navigated Mamet's...

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