Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Nicholas Petron
Playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s acclaimed debut, Uncommon Women and Others, is filled with uncommon truth and insight into common human foibles. Framed by an informal reunion between old friends in 1978, the autobiographical play flashes back to their senior year at Mount Holyoke College, where young women are groomed for “Gracious Living” and high expectations. We see how these women conducted themselves, what their goals were, and how they were set – or not – on the path to achieving them. Seventies feminism found its most acclaimed dramatic voice in this ensemble, wrapping them in humor, sarcasm and keenly observant compassion revealing that these seemingly common women are ultimately unique, after all.
Featuring the students of the Department of Theatre.