The Womens Theater Project knows a thing or two about the stage, so you arent surprised that its latest production was written by Wendy Wasserstein. After all, shes heralded as one of the great feminist playwrights of her generation (a title that likely stems from her winning both a Tony Award and Pulitzer for her work The Heidi Chronicles. Not too shabby.) WTP isnt doing Chronicles though; everyone does Chronicles. Instead its chosen to unearth one of Wassersteins more obscure works, Uncommon Women and Others, which tells the tale of five college friends who reunite several years after graduation to re-hash memories from their scholarly years, offhandedly revealing tidbits about where their lives have led them. While Wassersteins plays are touted as heavy, cerebral meditations, rife with monologues that give the actors a chance to dig in and pull from their guts, they are also unexpectedly funny. Uncommon Women is one of her more light-hearted scripts, so when you attend Sundays performance expect a good time thats also thought-provoking. Stick around Sixth Star Studios (505 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) after the curtain goes down; the company is holding a Q&A to discuss the impact of Wassersteins lifetime of works. Tickets cost $10 to $25. Call 954-462-2334, or visit www.womenstheatreproject.com.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2007