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“The Heidi Chronicles”

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Jenna Duncan
September 7–24, 2017

Wendy Wasserstein’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. . Funny, touching, and written with rare grace and sensitivity, the play is a moving examination of the progress of a generation, from the socially and politically activist sixties to the success-oriented eighties. As Heidi determines her place in society and how to juggle success and failures in work, friendship and romance, The Heidi Chronicles asks the ever-present question: Can women have it all?

“(The Heidi Chronicles) resonates today as strongly, and at times as painfully, as they did when Wendy Wasserstein’s most celebrated plays stormed Broadway in 1989…(Wasserstein’s) keen ear for comic absurdity grounded in truth is matched by a probing compassion for her characters, even when they are viewed through a sardonic lens.” –New York Times

 

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