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Matthew McIver

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Rapture, Blister, Burn

By Gina Gionfriddo

Generously sponsored by Iles Funeral Homes

May 10 - 20, 2018

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.  "…intensely smart, immensely funny…RAPTURE more largely illuminates how hard it can be to forge both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life in an era that seems to demand superhuman achievement from everyone." —NY Times.

Directed by Kristin Larson

 

Catherine: Karen Schaeffer+

Alice: Etta Berkowitz

Don: James Serpento*

Gwen: Alissa Tschetter-Siedschlaw*

Avery: Maia Craddock

*Company Member

+Cloris Award Winner