Inspired by salacious gossip overheard in powder rooms of swank 1930s nightclubs, THE WOMEN is a sharp-witted appraisal of Manhattan’s elite…

Written by American author, congresswoman, and devoted wife, Clare Boothe Luce, this comedy of manners is a tongue-in-cheek dissection of the city’s indolent ladies of wealth and leisure. Debuting on Broadway in 1936, the play tells the story of the pampered lives and power struggles of seemingly shallow socialites, as well as of the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. Boothe Luce suggests that in every shopgirl or manicurist lurks a prospective home wrecker, and that no friendship is impervious to malicious rumours. We follow a muddle of poised yet spiteful Upper East Siders living in a realm of privilege utterly removed from the humdrum banality of the daily grind.


THE WOMEN
By CLARE BOOTHE LUCE
14 – 17 SEPTEMBER 2016
THE DEPOT THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE

DIRECTOR Alexander Andrews
PRODUCER Rose McClelland
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Anna Colless
COMPOSER Owen Elsley

WHO Edgewise Productions as part of` The Sydney Fringe Festival 2016
WHEN September 14 – 17, 8pm & September 17, 2pm
WHERE The Depot Theatre, Marrickville

ADMISSION $28 Adult / $22 Concession
TICKETS bit.ly/TheWomenTix
MEDIA ENQUIRIES thewomen@edgewise-productions.com
SOCIAL #TheWomen2016 #EdgewiseProds @EdgewiseProds

CAST
Rachel Baker, Laura Balboni, Emma Birdsall, Phoebe Clark, Catherine Davies, Rebecca Day, Gabi Goddard, Diana Kalfas, Lauren Lloyd Williams, Sian Luxford, Christie New, Chloe Pryce, Georgia Rodgers, Kate Rutherford, Sandy Sharma, Alyssa Stevenson, Antonia Zappia