Women’s Lib

If anthropomorphized lady parts — women monologuing on behalf of their vaginas — is all you know about women’s theater, then you don’t know much. Take the new production from the Women’s Theatre Project called Going to See the Elephant. The phrase “going to see the elephant” is a figure of speech for the hopeful. It means that something fantastic waits just over the next hill if you can just get there. And in the play, to get away from wolf attacks and possible Indian attacks, four women who live on the frontier will discuss how they plan to get to this elephant. The mission of the Women’s Theatre Project is to portray stories that are written by women that are about women — but for everyone. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday — right until May 16 at Sixth Star Studios (505 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $25, $15 for students.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 22. Continues through May 16, 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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