Angry Young Women Returns to NYC for Summer Run in Greenwich Village

News   Angry Young Women Returns to NYC for Summer Run in Greenwich Village Matt Morillo's Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues, the well-reviewed 90-minute show — part sitcom, part sketch comedy — begins July 12 at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.
Jessica Durdock (top) and Rachel Nau in Angry Young Women.
Jessica Durdock (top) and Rachel Nau in Angry Young Women. Photo by Jonathan Slaff

KADM Productions (Matt Morillo, Jessica Durdock and Richard Barbadillo) present the play in five parts, directed by the author. The title ladies are billed as "nervous urban goddesses."

Originally set for a limited engagement July 12-Sept. 2, the show will now be open-ended.

Described by the producers as "raunchy," "nervy" and "endearing," the comedy premiered at the Duo Theater Jan. 19-Feb. 25, 2006, and was revived by Theater for the New City a year later. Most of the cast of the previous productions, an ensemble known as the KADM Players, will be returning to their roles.

According to production notes, "Humorist Matt Morillo set out to write a comedy about what makes foxy women tick, while avoiding the long shadow of The Vagina Monologues. He began with a series of character studies based on simple listening, discovery and whatever flew into his head. Out came Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues, a light-to-serious look at the psychology of nervous urban goddesses. …These girls are coffee-driven, sensitive, wired, misunderstood and fuming with awkward issues. The play parades a series of foxy, witty and anxious women who bear the expectations of the world like an itchy muffler. They are frustrated with the perceptions men have of them and their own reactions to it. How, for example, do you resolve contradictions like dressing as a hooker and still being a feminist?"

* The acting ensemble includes Rachel Nau, Thomas J. Pilutik, Devon Pipars, Angelique Letizia, Nicholas J. Coleman, Jessica Durdock, Martin Friedrichs and Jason Drumwright.

Lighting design is by Amith A. Chandrashaker. Set design is by Jana Mattioli.

The Players Theatre is at 115 Macdougal at Minetta, one and a half blocks south of Washington Square Park, in Greenwich Village.

Performances play Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets are $45 (or $30 for the opening weekend July 12-14). For information, call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.angryyoungwomen.net.

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An Australian production with an Australian cast will open Aug. 9 at TAP Gallery, Sydney, where Stella Green Productions will present 31 performances of the comedy for four weeks.

Jessica Durdock and Rachel Nau in <i>Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues </i>.
Jessica Durdock and Rachel Nau in Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues . Photo by Jonathan Slaff
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