Full Length Play
Time Period - 1970s, 1960s
Settings Of Play -
St. George's School, Suburb in New York State. 1962-1970.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
This satire of Catholic school life in the 1960's uses four actresses to play the nuns and the first through eighth grade girls at St. George's School in Yonkers. As they experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures and pressures from home and they react to the Beatles, the Addams Family, the Supremes and the election of a Catholic president, an amusing portrait of girls maturing to the threshold of adolescence delightfully emerges. Between classroom scenes monologues give free rein to the students' decidedly secular ambitions.
"Fine, funny, loving." - Hollywood Reporter
"Brilliant...A rollicking comedy that speaks to anyone who has known the terrible fears and insecurities that so often accompany...the carefree days of youth." - Westport News
The Off-Broadway production of Catholic School Girls opened at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre on April 1, 1982.