I love you, Butthead," Monica Lewinsky confessed she told then-President Bill Clinton in a phone conversation with her confidante, Linda Tripp. Snatches is a collection of such illuminating details from the infamous Lewinsky incident which almost led to Clinton's removal from office. The comedy, adapted verbatim from the women's taped talks by Laura Strausfield (Longing for Home + Pain = Nostalgia), plays the 78th Street Theatre Lab Aug. 13-Sept. 8. Opening night is Aug. 16. Snatches covers all the important issues two politically interested women in Washington, DC might talk about - who is the best hairstylist in DC, how to tell the President you're in love with him and how to get a good job (especially that other kind Lewinsky made famous). In a released statement, Strausfield said Tripp and Lewinsky's relationship mirrors many female friendships, echoing "the companionship, intimacy, competition, jealousy and betrayal" women feel with their friends.
Patricia Chilsen is Tripp with Jean Taylor as Lewinsky. Chilsen recently appeared in Century Center's The Wild Duck. A 78th Street Lab regular, Taylor starred in their Rockaby, One Flea Spare and The Frog Prince.
Tickets are $15. The 78th Street Theatre Lab is located at 236 West 78th Street. For reservations, call (212) 873-9050.
— By Christine Ehren