Sharman MacDonald's OB Girl May Scream And Shout Again

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New York may not have heard the last of When I Was A Girl, I Used To Scream And Shout. The play, which closed Sept. 4, is looking at the possibility of reopening -- with cast intact -- as early as November of this year, according to the John Montgomery Theatre box office.

New York may not have heard the last of When I Was A Girl, I Used To Scream And Shout. The play, which closed Sept. 4, is looking at the possibility of reopening -- with cast intact -- as early as November of this year, according to the John Montgomery Theatre box office.

Girl received its New York premiere Off-Off-Broadway at the John Montgomery Theatre Aug. 8 and extended its run until Sept. 4 (past an original closing date of Aug. 29).

A Shirley Herz company spokesperson told Playbill On-Line (Sept. 28) Girl was still "in the process of getting everything together to try and make a move," though it was too early to say when or if such a move would occur.

Though this is the era of Spice Girls and Riot Grrrls, playwright Sharman MacDonald feels there's still room for a play about an era when young women had to be more circumspect about their views and sexuality.

When I Was A Girl, I Used To Scream And Shout tells of best friends growing up in 1950s-60s Scotland, coping with misconceptions about sex and one girl's repressive mother. Girl, which played at the Bush Theatre in 1984 and the Whitehall in 1996, won a London Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright. Patricia Minskoff directed the drama, which starred Robin Morse (Six Degrees of Separation) and Roberta Maxwell (Lincoln Center's Our Town), alongside Juliet Pritner and Fred Koehler, who played the young boy, Chip, on TV's "Kate & Allie."

-- By David Lefkowitz and Christine Ehren

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