The Mineola Twins, a spoof by Paula Vogel which premiered at Alaska's Perseverance Theatre in November, now highlights the Providence New Play Festival, from Feb. 28-March 23.
Dubbed "a politically incorrect comedy of the sexes" by director Molly Smith, Mineola Twins spoofs the sexual politics of the last 30 years. Smith cautions that the play is geared towards "mature audiences with a healthy sense of humor" because of its take on the religious right, gender confusion, lesbianism, abortion, liberals and Republicans. Mineola starts during the Eisenhower administration and spans three decades in the lives of twins Myrna and Myra (one good, one evil). The Perseverance also premiered Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz, which ended up with a Pulitzer Prize nomination and an Obie Award.
The Trinity presents the first Equity production of the play, featuring Anne Scurria as the twins, Phyllis Kay, and Dan Welch.
Other Vogel works include Desdemona and And Baby Makes Seven. Her next stage project is a stage adaptation of The War Of The Worlds for Anne Bogart's Saratoga International Theatre Institute, scheduled to premiere at Minneapolis' Walker Museum in 1997-98.