Women Behind Bars
by Tom Eyen
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 1m, 9f
"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
"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.
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: 1950s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village, USA. New Year's Eve 1952 to New Year's Eve 1959.
THE MATRON - The evil that men are.
LOUISE - Everyone hates Louise including Louise.
BLANCHE - A butterfly waiting for her Streetcar.
JO-JO - Harlem's answer to Edward G. Robinson.
CHERI - The big blonde. Her morals were low, but her price was high.
GRANNY (SARAH LEE CROCKER) - The religious old lady with a chip on her tongue. (Also plays warden)
GLORIA - A real Camel girl. She'll walk a mile to the chair.
ADA - Too much speed has slowed her down.
GUADALUPE - San Juan's greatest export.
MARY-ELEANOR - The innocent destroyed by the system.
- Ensemble cast
Women Behind Bars premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York CIty in May 1975 under the direction of Ron Link.