3 plays on 3 nights at 3 different venues!
Directed by Peggy O’Connell
When is it too soon for a new widow to find love, companionship and a new beginning? Staci Swedeen’s new play paints a vibrant portrait of three sisters in their 60s who refuse to give up on life as they deal with the loss of a spouse, the estrangement of their children and the costs of moving on. This thought-provoking and often humorous play takes place in Three Forks, Montana, in the kitchen of recently widowed Esther.
Directed by Angela Timberman
Set in Washington, D.C., and spanning 30 years and six presidential administrations, City of Conversation introduces us to two sisters whose Georgetown social gatherings influence Washington politics. When Hester’s only son turns up with his ambitious, conservative girlfriend, Hester must choose between preserving peace in her family and defending the liberal causes she’s spent her whole life fighting for. City of Conversation “illuminates the emotional toll that living in such a house divided (and a country divided) can take on its inhabitants.”
Two aging and rival stars from post WW1 England find themselves living in the Wings, a retirement home for former actresses. Now without a career or a clear identity, the women must deal with the loss of their dignity and privacy by an intrusive press and inquisitive residents. Noel Coward’s Waiting in the Wings presents a humorous take on what can happen to independent women who dared to outlive their “usefulness.” As the playwright said, “the basic truth (is) that old age needn’t be nearly so dreary and sad as it is supposed to be, provided you greet it with humor and live it with courage.”