"Loosely inspired by a real-life incident, The Female of the Species begins with Margot (Bening) at her country home attempting to pen her next masterpiece in the peace and quiet," according to production notes. "Problem is, nothing's coming. Nothing, that is, except for Molly (Merritt Wever), a former student who is intent on taking Margot hostage as punishment for her mixed message ideology. Enter Margot's overlooked daughter (Mireille Enos), her simplistic son-in-law (David Arquette), her longtime publisher (Julian Sands) and a disgruntled cab driver (Josh Stamberg) ... and all of a sudden a simple kidnapping turns into a battle over who can throw the first punch and get the last word." Geffen Playhouse artistic director Randall Arney directs.
Here is a first look at the production:
Female of the Species, with Annette Bening, at L.A.'s Geffen
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