Angry Housewives

by  A.M. Collins, Chad Henry

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

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"The show is insistently outrageous, frequently funny, occasionally witty and altogether irresistible." - The Seattle Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f
  • Duration


    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Bored with their everyday lives and kept in insignificance by their boyfriends/husbands, these are four angry women. They try a number of outlets, but nothing suits until one of them strikes a chord on her guitar and suggests that they form a punk rock group to enter the upcoming talent show at the neighborhood punk club? Their group "The Angry Housewives," enter and win. This genial satire of contemporary feminism ran for ages in Seattle and has had numerous successful productions across the country.
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"The show is insistently outrageous, frequently funny, occasionally witty and altogether irresistible." - The Seattle Times


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Bev and Tim's house. The present. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus


4m, 4f
BEV - a widow, late 30s to early 40s. She has a son, Tim, and financial problems; is not used to coping for herself. Alto/guitar player.
CAROL - a high school teacher, early 30s. She is Tim's music and home room teacher. She is plump, divorced, and very self-sufficient. Mezzo/keyboard player.
JETTA - married to a lawyer, Larry. Late 20s to early 30s. She has no self-confidence; went to college with Wendi. She ahs a baby, Annette. Soprano/accordion player.
WENDI - a drawbridge-tender, late 20s to early 30s. She has been dating Wallace for some time; went to college with Jetta. Very self-confidence and energetic. Mezzo/drummer.
TIM - high school senior, 17 or 18. He is in Carol's home room and music classes. Tenor/lead guitar player.
WALLACE - mid 30s. Has been dating Wendi for some time; recently won $1,000,000 in a salmon derby. He is an attractive man,  but a little insensitive. Went to college with Lewd Fingers. Tenor/tap-dancer.
LEWD FINGERS - is the owner/operator of a punk club by the same name, mid 30s. Went to college with Wallace. Baritone/tap-dancer.
LARRY - mid 30s. Jetta's husband. He is an up and coming lawyer, likes everything in its place and Jetta's place is home. A bit anal-retentive, he's confident and happy when things go according to his plan. High baritone/tenor.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


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A.M. Collins

A.M. Collins

Chad Henry

Chad Henry

Angry Housewives was first presented at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City on September 7, 1986. It was directed by Mitchell Maxwell. 

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