New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 19

SHARE BUTTON An Interview With Joe DiPietro By Gary Wien Award-winning playwright, Joe DiPietro, may live in New York City, but his Jersey roots have been apparent in many of his plays from the hit musical The Toxic Avenger to his lat est work, The Second Mrs. Wilson. This play examines a look at a rather unique — and terrifying — period in the history of the United States when President WoodNewJerseyStage.com row Wilson suffered a stroke and was essentially replaced by his second wife, Edith. This took place during a period in which America was debating about entering World War I and Wilson was trying to create the League of Nations. The play is currently running at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick until November 29. 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 19