Compleat Female Stage Beauty: Bawdy, Historical Comedy-Drama
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The last date listed for Compleat Female Stage Beauty was Wednesday May 30, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Fresh off her Pulitzer Prize nomination for Becky Shaw, playwright Gina Gionfriddo delivers Rapture, Blister, Burn, an offbeat comedy that continues the feminist conversation -- even as it explodes it. Catherine, a rockstar academic, returns home to take care of her elderly mother. In doing so, she reconnects with her former lover, Don, and former best friend, Gwen. Gwen and Don are married with children and seem to represent the kind of conventional life Catherine rejected. But first impressions can be deceiving: As the women swap lives, the full consequences of their decisions become harder and harder to reckon. Following in the footsteps of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, Rapture, Blister, Burn explores how the lives of women have -- and haven't -- changed. Gionfriddo's other writing credits include Law & Order and the Netflix series House of Cards. Learn More
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“a big and very enjoyable play full of chewy intellectual questions… Director John Heimbuch understands this play and its setting well… Vaughn digs into [his] meaty role with an actor’s talons and claws. He creates a Kynaston of effete and supreme arrogance… He and Froiland bristle with realism as Othello and Desdemona.” —Star Tribune
“Walking Shadow Theatre Company is offering a smart local premiere of this tale, which, though set in the early 1600s, has plenty to say to contemporary audiences about gender roles, power and the passions that drive us… Wade A. Vaughn deftly trods a fine line between the actor who plays women with masterful affectation and the off-stage man whose life is significantly more nuanced.” —Pioneer Press