The Theater: Stop Watch on Life

AS TO THE MEANING OF WORDS by MARK EICHMAN

Abortion is not a subject about which people have no opinion one way or the other. As to the Meaning of Words uses no real names, but it is a documentary drama based on the 1975 Boston trial of Dr. Kenneth Edelin in which he was convicted of manslaughter for an abortion he had performed, a jury decision that was later reversed. The new play, at Stamford, Conn.'s Hartman Theater Company, marks the debut of Mark Eichman, 27. He sticks fairly closely to the reported...

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