“The Women” is a 1936 serio-comic play by Clare Boothe Luce that depicts the world of the 1930s from a woman’s point of view starting next weekend at Justice High School (3301 Peace Valley Ln., Falls Church).
It touches on the definition of friendship, differences in class, enduring love, betrayal in all its forms, justified revenge and forgiveness.
It is full of fast-paced dialogue and a cast of interesting and well-developed characters.
It is rumored that Clare Boothe Luce wrote this as a tirade against the rich and ridiculous ladies of 1930s Park Avenue, the well to-do of New York, highlighting their weaknesses. The primary character, Mary Haines, is being led by friends who do not even consider what is best for her.
The audience follows Mary as she becomes her own person and watches as she learns to make up her own mind about what is important to her, regardless of other’s opinions, until Mary claims her independent decisions and finds friends who truly support her. Even though men play an important role in the lives of the characters, there are no male characters in the play.
It is a story about love, trust, power and life as seen through the eyes of a woman during the late 1930s.
And, although the subject matter can be serious and possesses mature themes that may not be suitable for younger children, this play is witty, humorous and meant to rival the traditional comedies of its time.
Showtimes are Thursday, March 21 – Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee also on Saturday.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors
Online ticketing is available at wolfpacktheatre.org (no service charge) and tickets are available at the door for cash, check and credit card.
For more information, visit wolfpacktheatre.org