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Julie Harris

TheaterWorks' 'I'll Eat You Last' Is A Tough Chew

TheaterWorks' 'I'll Eat You Last' Is A Tough Chew

The show: "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers" at Hartford's TheaterWorks.

What makes it special?: Connecticut premiere of recent Broadway solo show that starred Bette Midler as the Hollywood super-agent. Here she is played by Karen Murphy.

First impressions: It's not just flippancy to call this solo show by John Logan ("Red") "a chat with Sue Mengers." Calling it a play would be a stretch by all accounts. And implying it has any serious significance would be a big gulp to swallow, too. It's "Dishing with the Stars" but it needs a star, too, to up the must-see ante.