Rapture, Blister, Burn
Directed bySam Woodhouse
Showing:April 21 - May 15, 2016
About the Show
“Intensely smart and immensely funny” -New York Times
Girlfriends Catherine and Gwen chose dramatically different paths after grad school. Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic. Gwen became a homemaker. Decades later, when Catherine returns home to live with her ailing mother, each woman covets the other’s life. And so commences a radical game of musical chairs–the prize being Gwen’s Peter Pan-like husband, Don.
Catherine starts hosting a weekly seminar on feminist theory. Her students are her mother Alice, Gwen and a sexually free college student named Avery. Martinis and debate begin to flow. Three generations of American women find themselves swimming in a full range of philosophies and choices as they search for that elusive goal… happiness. Their debate on how women’s lives have and have not changed since the 1970’s is guaranteed to entertain and provoke.
Hailed as a “genius” by Variety for her writing she has received an Obie Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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