Wendy Wasserstein's debut work took Broadway by storm in 1977. Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them.
Wasserstein's 20-somethings are much like young women today - they are funny and smart, they laugh and discuss relationships, sex and their place in the world. This type of story was unprecedented in the ‘70s and offered a reflection on the cultural transformation around women and their place in society taking place at that time. Visiting this text 40 years later serves as a barometer for how we have and have not progressed.
Directed by Brianne Beatrice.
PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place in the intimate Callan Studio Theater black box, located in the basement of the Sullivan building.
Feb. 14-16, 7:30 pm
Feb. 17, 2 pm
Feb. 21-23, 7:30 pm
Feb. 24, 2 pm
Prelude conversation, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center 2nd floor rehearsal room.
For access and accommodation information, visit salemstate.edu/access.