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In the House

NEW YORK — Four intelligent, funny, unmarried straight guys living in the city. Sound like urban legend? It’s actually not as rare as you might think.Anthony Veneziale, Neil Stewart, John Buffalo Mailer (yes, son of Norman) and...

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And it doesn’t hurt that one of their biggest fans is Oscar-and Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator/author Jules Feiffer. Starting Oct. 10, Back House will stage "Feiffer’s People," based on his famous cartoon strip from the Fifties and Sixties. Kail and Stewart direct while Veneziale and Mailer join the cast of seven in 60 ministories about the way people communicate with each other.

Feiffer, who’s seen myriad adaptations of his work, says "I have unlimited faith in these guys," rattling off a list of impressive adjectives: "inventive, innovative, daring, fearless."

Since he’s a Tony voter, he sees a lot of plays, including the ones that win prizes. "I kind of forget why I bothered to be in the theater in the first place — it leaves me so dissatisfied and unsettled and semi-comatose," he says. "But when I see these guys, I remember the fun that it was, and the excitement, and it puts me back in touch with what makes theater so great."
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