The Theater: Ms. Himmler

MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY by Roberto Athayde When the letter E is reached on the hurricane list, the storm should be named Estelle. As the teacher of the play's title, Estelle Parsons portrays a woman of blistered paranoia and feverish sexual frustration who qualifies as a blackboard Himmler to an eighth-grade biology class.

She blows the roof off Broadway's Ambassador Theater in a drama that merits little more than a stray snore.

In a monologue lasting the better part of two hours, she rants, raves, bullies, teases, threatens, roars and talks scatologically, concupiscently and incessantly. She also primps, daubs on garish makeup, strips...

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