I love this quote of Epstein's, which he gave while performing in NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS at Lincoln Center 5 years ago. I believe that was his last New York stage appearance, at 88:
How did you become involved with Nikolai and the Others?
I got a telephone call that said "Would you like to be in a play called Nikolai and the Others, directed by David Cromer, written by Richard Nelson, at Lincoln Center Theater?" Why would I say anything but "Absolutely"?