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Alley’s Theatre’s ‘Quack’ Takes On The Wellness Industry

The story features an acclaimed TV doctor who gets mired in a scandal.

Chris Hutchison, as Dr. Irving Baer, and Christina Liang, as Kelly Henning, in The Alley Theatre’s play Quack, which portrays a TV doctor mired in a scandal.

In its new play, Quack, The Alley Theatre takes on the multi-billion dollar wellness industry.

In the story, a daytime talk show host promotes weight-loss programs but gets mired in a scandal when a young writer calls into question the authenticity of his advice  

In the audio above Joshua Zinn speaks with Chris Hutchison, who plays Dr. Irving Baer in the play. They discuss the story’s darkly comedic nature and how he gets into the mindset of an acclaimed TV doctor.

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