Playwright Arlene Hutton, best known for her romantic drama Last Train to Nibroc, brings half a dozen one acts on the subject of working women to New York June 8-30 under the auspices of the Vital Theatre Company. The evening, titled Women@Work, opens June 11. Sharon Fallon (Race Music, The Woodsman) directs.
Women@Work features a variety of female employees and employers. In Vero Beach, a boutique manager observes the mistress of her soon-to-be ex-husband shopping for clothes. In A Closer Look, a talk show hostess realizes she is the only one in the studio telling the truth. Two women fight over a house in House Play, while two others struggle over a door buzzer in Pushing Buttons. Corporate downsizing and an eye chart as a metaphor for life are the subjects of Cafeteria and Within the Mind's Eye.
Starring in Women@Work are The Best Man's Carol Halstead, Melissa Rayworth, Lynne Halliday, Veronica M. Kehoe and Irene McDonnell.
Tickets are $15. The Vital Theatre Company is located at 432 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. For reservations, call (212) 592 0129.
— By Christine Ehren