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 '04.
PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place in the intimate Callan Studio Theater black box, located in the basement of the Sullivan building.
February 14–16, 7:30 pm
February 17, 2 pm
February 21–23, 7:30 pm
February 24, 2 pm
Prelude conversation, Thursday, February 21, 6:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center, room 208
For access and accommodation information, visit salemstate.edu/access.
Sullivan Building, North Campus
352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Callan Studio Theater
Karen A Gahagan