Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Christine Lahti stars as feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem in the new "Gloria: A Life" featuring an all-female cast playing both male and female roles. Playwright Emily Mann devotes Act 1 to a chronicle of Steinem's life, particularly in terms of her path to activism. Act 2, however, changes format to a "talking circle" with the audience, moderated by Steinem herself, to discuss some of the play's themes.