Additional Saturday Matinees on November 11 and 18, 2017
After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.
Gina Gionfriddo is not your ordinary playwright; her work goes far beyond the stage. Gina Gionfriddo wrote episodes for Law and Order, Cold Case and even an episode for House of Cards. The play Rapture, Blister, Burn is inspired by past arguments with her mother and cousins about Men and Children and Career and all that stuff. The fact that she found herself in the same argument twice, first with her mother and then years later with her younger cousins, except on different sides got it all started. The play demonstrates how we grow up often opposing our mothers’ point of view only to find years later we understand it a great deal better.
“…intensely smart, immensely funny…RAPTURE more largely illuminates how hard it can be to forge both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life in an era that seems to demand superhuman achievement from everyone.” —NY Times.
Discretionary Content: Adult language and frank discussions of sex and sexuality.