Nora Theatre Presents
"The Lady With All The Answers"

Celebrating All Things Ann Landers
May 13 - June 26

"Dear Ann Landers, can you tell me what I should do for a fun night out?"

If the celebrated advice columnist were alive today, she might just advise readers to see the Boston-area premiere of "The Lady With All The Answers," written by David Rambo and drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers herself, with the cooperation of her daughter, Margo Howard.

The Nora Theatre Company will presents Rambo’s funny and touching play about everyone’s favorite advice columnist from May 13 - June 26 at Central Square Theater in Cambridge.

Directed by Daniel Gidron, "The Lady With All The Answers" takes place over the course of a long night in 1975 Chicago, as “the lady with all the answers” for others grapples with a big dilemma of her own. While revisiting her favorite columns on such topics as nude housekeeping and the correct way to hang toilet paper, Landers, played by Stephanie Clayman, composes the most important letter of her life.

Stephanie Clayman has been acting professionally for more than two decades, performing at nearly every Boston area theater over the course of her career. Previously with The Nora, she played Antonia in "We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!," and Sally in "Screen Play." She has also worked off-Broadway with the Women’s Project and the Vineyard Theatre, and regionally at such theaters as the Kennedy Center, Trinity Repertory Company, the Huntington Theatre Company, The Publick Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Coyote Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and New Repertory Theatre.

David Rambo's plays include "God's Man In Texas," "The Ice-Breaker," "The Spin Cycle," and a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' "Babbitt." His plays have been widely produced throughout the country, including productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Geffen Playhouse, the Old Globe, Denver Center Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Northlight Theatre, the Magic Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, and the Florida Stage. He has adapted several classic screenplays for live performance, including "All About Eve," "Casablanca," "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" and "Adam's Rib." His adaptation of the "Sunset Boulevard" screenplay was performed at the Hollywood Bowl accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra playing Franz Waxman's original film score.

Margo Howard, a resident of Cambridge, grew up in Chicago and attended Brandeis University. Her newspaper career began at the Chicago Tribune, and continued at the Chicago Daily-News. Her column of social commentary, "Margo," was syndicated throughout the country in the 70s. Howard, an interviewer and critic, then wrote for The New Republic, The Nation, People, and TV Guide, among other publications, and was a columnist for Boston Magazine and Good Housekeeping. She was the Prudence behind "Dear Prudence" on, as well as for 200 newspapers. Last February she moved to Yahoo! News as “Dear Margo.” She has written two books, effectively becoming her mother’s biographer. The first was a family memoir, Eppie: The Story of Ann Landers published in 1982, and more recently, A Life in Letters; Ann Landers’ Letters to her Only Child, published in 2003.

Central Square Theater is located at 450 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. For tickets and information, visit the box office, call 866-811-4111 or visit

-- OnStage Boston



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