"Dear Ann Landers"…For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.
"…a warmhearted play…highly entertaining, frequently moving…" —Chicago Tribune. "…folksy, funny, straightforward and validating…a smile-inducing, tear duct-activating reunion with a woman who might have been a stranger but seemed like family…engaging from beginning to end." —LA Times. "David Rambo's new one-woman play…[about] the witty, bubbly, frank, and slightly eccentric writer…provides a compelling portrait of her." —BackStage West. "LADY is surprisingly crisp and loaded with detail. The first act is breezy, funny and gossipy…The second act is darker and more touching." —North County Times.