Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Bare stage, chair, tiny costume changes (scarf, glasses) for solo performer or contemporary costume for multiple performers.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Local Celebrity Cameo, No intermission
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Strong Language, Smoking
Feminism, Illness/Health, Marriage, Parenting/Family, Religion, War
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Nominated! 2004 Lucille Lortel Award,
Outstanding Solo Show
This evening of twelve emotionally charged monologues starred Judith Ivey Off Broadway, where its run was extended twice. From ad exec to Midwest mom to care-giver to construction worker, each character is on fire in her own way - with passion, fear, self-discovery, even shopping! Exploring the breadth of women's issues with humor and wisdom, the monologues offer excellent roles for one or more mature actresses. Women on Fire earned the highest rating for audience satisfaction from the Wall Street Journal/Zagat Theatre Survey.
"Bewitching ... astounding ... heartbreaking." - The New York Times
"Heartwarming, riveting drama." - NYTheatre.com
"Fresh, spirited ... plumbing the secret depths of ordinary women." - Backstage
"Hot pick." - New York Post
Women On Fire was originally developed and produced by Cherry Lane Theatre, under artistic director Angelina Fiordellisi, and opened Off-Broadway at The Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in New York City on October 14, 2003. The production moved to The Cherry Lane Theatre's main stage on November 19, 2003. It was directed by Mary B. Robinson.