Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - The Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village, USA. New Year's Eve 1952 to New Year's Eve 1959.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In this hilarious satire on B-movies of the 1950's, Mary Eleanor, an innocent duped into crime, lands in the Greenwich Village Woman's House of Detention, presided over by a massive matron with a taste for sadism and female flesh as our heroine, now Caged in the Big House, learns about life The Hard Way.
"Sex is rampant and comically cheerful!... A delirious evening of Grade-A tomfoolery! - The New York Times
"Hysterically, paradoxically, fascinatingly, diabolically funny!" - New York Daily News
FEE: $75 per performance.
Women Behind Bars premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York CIty in May 1975 under the direction of Ron Link.