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  • Lia Romeo:
    14 Aug. 2021
    So funny and scary. Would love to see this staged!
  • Allyson Dwyer:
    9 Aug. 2021
    Catherine is dangerously good at writing plays that put us in the headspace of its characters. In the same way these two housewives are never quite sure of their reality, we are left to question the reality of the play and the reality of these womens lives and how their interactions echo into modern day. It also has one of the funniest last lines I've ever read. A terrifying but hilarious read.
  • Veronica Tjioe:
    7 Aug. 2021
    The juicy rich dialogue is irresistible, the playful setting would be a joy to design, and the undercurrent of rage makes this piece perennially relevant.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    4 Aug. 2021
    These characters' veneer of happy smiles over desperation for freedom offers an excellent example of dark comedy and a great challenge for its actors. It's fun to read and I'm sure it would be fun to watch, but it makes my heart ache for these women at the same time.
  • Dan Caffrey:
    13 Jul. 2021
    Biting in that, by presenting characters who talk themselves into a kind of stubborn naivety, Weingarten exposes an underlying sadness and offers sharp commentary on gendered oppression. Make no mistake, this is funny stuff. But it's also heartbreaking.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    3 Jun. 2021
    This was the play of the day for me and I'm so glad I had the chance to read 1900s Women Bonding. Hysteria is such dark part of our history and how badly women were treated for their "issues" the way that men wanted them treated. Everyone should meet Marie and Cassandra!
  • Angela Forshee:
    15 May. 2021
    This fits right in with the historical comedies taking over the market these days, and is utterly and ridiculously hysterical -- pun intended!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    15 Feb. 2021
    So excited to read Weingarten's unique brand of dialogue in a period setting.
  • George Sapio:
    18 Jun. 2020
    There's a lot in this that is disturbing. A moment in time, a respite (of sorts, if you can call a communion between two prisoners) from the stifling and highly repressive existences women have led caused by the careless decisions made by men to deal with what was offhandedly called "hysteria." Pretty much any evening's showstopper.
  • Lauren Davenport:
    18 Apr. 2020
    Historic AND comedic? This would be a perfect addition to any women’s short play festival. From hysteria-coping to glitter tea, this take on “The Yellow Wallpaper” sparkles with its wit and ingenuity.

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