The Ladies

The Ladies
by Anne Washburn

Productions (2)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f (6 actors possible: 0-6 f, )
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal. A table, chairs, some movable elements.

The Ladies
by Anne Washburn

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Productions (2)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f (6 actors possible: 0-6 f, )
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal. A table, chairs, some movable elements.

Writer Anne Washburn and director Anne Kauffman set out to explore the lives of infamous first ladies Elena Ceausescu, Imelda Marcos, Eva Peron, and Jiang Qing (a.k.a. Madame Mao). They met over gin and coffee to discuss their research and left the tape recorder running. A play about women and power as told through gossip, torch songs, historical analysis, spectacle, and damning transcription.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called The Civilians: An Anthology of Six Plays.
Standard Edition $18.95
Standard Manager Edition $0.00

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Writer Anne Washburn and director Anne Kauffman set out to explore the lives of infamous first ladies Elena Ceausescu, Imelda Marcos, Eva Peron, and Jiang Qing (a.k.a. Madame Mao). They met over gin and coffee to discuss their research and left the tape recorder running. A play about women and power as told through gossip, torch songs, historical analysis, spectacle, and damning transcription.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f (6 actors possible: 0-6 f, )
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal. A table, chairs, some movable elements.

Published Reviews

"...it's brashly entertaining. And it's full of moments of quirky insight."

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

"...the rapid-fire overlapping dialogue flows quickly and naturally... In contrast, the scenes with the four wives have a supernatural, poetic quality that nicely captures the symbolic nature of the characters."

Jena Tesse Fox, Broadwayworld.com

"...an alternative to the pseudo-objective docu-theater of Anna Deveare Smith and her artistic progeny."

Jason Zinoman, Time Out New York

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MAR 05, 2019 - MAR 09, 2019
ORiGiN Theatrical (Queensland University of Technology)
Brisbane, QLD Australia
ORiGiN Theatrical (Queensland University of Technology) Brisbane, QLD Australia
JAN 01, 2003 - JAN 31, 2003
Chashama
New York, NY United States
Chashama New York, NY United States
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