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A Hit ‘80s Play Is Coming Back To Broadway

When Mark Medoff attended a reading on Monday of his Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God, he was apprehensive: He hadn’t seen the play in a few years and was worried it might be dated.

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William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God (Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection)

The play — a smash on Broadway, where it opened in 1980 — tells the story of a teacher at a school for the deaf who falls in love with a former student there.

“I thought I’d have to rewrite it,” Medoff, 76, tells The Post. “But the minute I put a cellphone into this play, we are in a huge amount of trouble. So I was relieved and pleased that it held up. The theme of trying to remake people in our own image is still relevant.”

Click here for the full article published on by Michael Riedel on March 16, 2017.