Uncommon Women Can Spot Each Other

The Women’s Theater Project knows a thing or two about the stage, so you aren’t surprised that it’s latest production was written by Wendy Wasserstein. After all, she’s 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 isn’t doing Chronicles though; everyone does Chronicles. Instead it’s chosen to unearth one of Wasserstein’s 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 Wasserstein’s 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 Sunday’s performance expect a good time that’s 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 Wasserstein’s lifetime of works. Tickets cost $10 to $25. Call 954-462-2334, or visit www.womenstheatreproject.com.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2007
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