Women's Project and Productions will celebrate their 25th season Off-Broadway with the world premieres of Julie Jensen's Cheat and Deborah B. Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie, a co-production with The New Group.
The post-World War II drama, Cheat, kicks off the season Oct. 10-Nov. 3 at the Women's Project Theatre. When the war ends, two women munitions workers, Reva and Roxy, lose their jobs and their ability to articulate what they mean to one another. Is it love? Friendship?
Jensen had some success at Women's Project with Two-Headed, which starred Lizbeth Mackay.
Set in 1995, The Women of Lockerbie takes place on the seventh anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 crash, when a New Jersey couple who lost their son in the disaster arrives in the tiny Scottish town searching for closure. There, the women of the town teach them about the healing power of love. Brevoort's works include the musical King Island Christmas and Sings of Life.
Women's Project will close the season with a One-Act Festival, celebrating 25 years of women playwrights. Among the writers will Maria Irene Fornes, Sallie Bingham, Lavonne Mueller, Kate Moira Ryan and Bridgette Wimberly. Three play subscriptions are $80. For reservations, call (212) 765-2105. Women's Project and Productions is on the web at http://www.womensproject.org.
Founded in 1978 by current Artistic Director Julia Miles, Women's Projects and Playwrights is a non-profit Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to the development of new plays by women. Recent productions include Marlane Meyer's The Chemistry of Change, Joan Vail Thorne's The Exact Center of the Universe with Frances Sternhagen, Karen Hartman's Gum with Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bridgette A. Wimberly's Saint Lucy's Eyes with Ruby Dee, which moved to the Cherry Lane Theatre.
— By Christine Ehren