Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre presents If We Are Women
by Joanna McClelland Glass. Author Jessica Cohen has just lost her longtime live-in lover, the one who "gets her" but not the father of her daughter. Her mother and her mother-in-law are visiting to comfort Jessica at her beach home. On the morning that her latest book appears in bookstores and she is packing up her lover's clothes, her daughter has yet to return from the previous night's date. As the three women wait for the teenager to return, they weigh the choices each of them have made in their own lives. Feelings of guilt and regret are punctuated by wry observations on sex, history, ideas and their past relationships. Once the younger woman arrives and disregards the wisdom imparted by her elders, one of her grandmothers remarks, "every time a kid is born we start from zero." Told with humor and great insight, this play explores race, class, nontraditional families and recognizing when we are happy. Sherry Netherland directs.