Show Business: Now Comes the Just Dessert

Wallace Shawn finally has a hit in Aunt Dan & Lemon

If you were to step on Wallace Shawn's foot, he would probably beg your pardon. If you were to push ahead of him in line, he might offer to hold your briefcase. He is, in short, the round little guy with the slightly comical face you have seen in such movies as Manhattan and Lovesick, and he almost apologizes for having written Off-Broadway's newest hit, Aunt Dan & Lemon. "At the risk of sounding self-pitying, the project taxed my resources to the limit and sometimes beyond," he says. "It took more brains than I had, and to figure out how to...

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