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Plays for Women: Suggestions?
March 19, 2012 10:40 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know of some Strong Comedies for a mostly female cast? I'm looking for something that laughs easy but isn't campy and has some underlying substance to it. Suggestions?
posted by docholiday1307 to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Women
posted by zizzle at 10:51 AM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


....Check your memail.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:54 AM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I probably should have posted that we've done these scripts recently enough that I don't want to repeat them: The Women, Steel Magnolias, daughters of the lonestar state, Leading Ladies, and
Nunsense.
posted by docholiday1307 at 10:56 AM on March 19, 2012


Steaming by Nell Dunn.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 11:03 AM on March 19, 2012


Wasserstein was known for this. Look Uncommon Women and Others and The Heidi Chronicles
posted by Mchelly at 11:03 AM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh - Stepping Out! a range of ages, only one man, and it can accomodate a range of dancing skills. One part (for an older woman) is non-dancing altogether.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:16 AM on March 19, 2012


Laundry and Burbon?
posted by luckynerd at 11:43 AM on March 19, 2012


I saw 9 to 5 and it was really funny. But maybe too campy for what you want.
posted by pintapicasso at 12:25 PM on March 19, 2012


I've seen a great all-female Lysistrata (made all the better for the women playing men wearing the authentic strap on huge penises).
posted by Coobeastie at 2:18 PM on March 19, 2012


Yes, Aristophanes' Lysistrata is a good choice. Very funny, especially for something written in 411 B.C.
posted by Babs Gris at 3:51 PM on March 19, 2012


Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. 4 women, 2 men and laughs aplenty.
posted by Pallas Athena at 10:42 AM on March 20, 2012


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