The Woman American

A look at the life of a group of 1950s housewives on an average Thursday which is, of course, bridge day. While the day progresses somewhat normally for a while, it is quickly clear that this particular bridge day is a little more bloody than others.
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The Woman American

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  • Claudia Haas:
    24 Apr. 2018
    Women in the 1950's bond. And we're talking, major, no-holds barred, life or death "all for one and one for all." What starts out weirdly domestic, takes a turn - for better or worse? A dark comedy satirizing the politics of the time. The four female roles are complex, strong, physical and wildly funny.
  • Steven Hayet:
    21 Apr. 2018
    A terrific short play. Dark, funny, and with the feel as if "The Honeymooners" met "Fargo." Would love to see this on stage.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    20 Apr. 2018
    Talk about a play that shows solidarity among women! This dark comedy is a joy to read and totally hilarious, I'd love to see it produced.

Character Information

  • Myrtle
    Female-identifying
  • Laura
    Female-identifying
  • Jean
    Female-identifying
  • Frieda
    Female-identifying

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Sam French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Fringe
    ,
    Double Shot Overnight Play Festival - Northwest Playwrights Alliance
    ,
    2014

Awards

Finalist
,
Short Play Contest
,
Disquiet International Literary Program
,
2015