The Theater: Button, Button


One of the persistent myths about actors is that they are egomaniacs. Not so. They're insecure souls who thirst for the love and reassurance of audiences who applaud with whatever wild abandon the human palm will permit.

It is not terribly surprising that a number of quite gifted actors have banded together to produce plays that will help them attract that adorational enthusiasm. The group is called LARC (for Loose Actors Revolving Company), and it includes George C. Scott, George Grizzard, Anne Bancroft, Blythe Danner, Colleen Dewhurst, Julie Harris, Frank Langella, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Rod Steiger,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!