Margaret Colin: I've been a fan of Edna [O'Brien]'s since I was in my 20s,. I have books of hers that I bought as a young actress trying to be inspired, thinking maybe I'd purchase the rights and turn them into projects that I could do. She's a corker, as my father would say. There's nobody like Edna. She's the leading lady in her own life. She's in her 70s, and she's still going out there and producing work. She's here in the theater and she's giving notes to us and to the director; she's very hands on and she's quite a character. Encouraging a woman writer and doing her material and having so much of it that's so rewarding for an actor to play ... I think it's a very rare opportunity!