The Royal Family presents updated production of this evening of original monologues performed by a rotating cast of accomplished actresses including Kathleen Chalfant. More…
From the show:
Based on true stories as collected by director/ writer Chris Henry, as she explores the "State of the United States" from different cultural, socio-economic, and diverse perspectives. The explosive choreography by Lorna Ventura weaves together the stories, creating a dynamic, theatrical event.
See it if You want to see a fast-paced and passionate presentation of diverse stories on what it means to be a woman in today’s turbulent times
Don't see it if You want something light hearted. This has moments of humor but it covers heavy topics
See it if You’re fed up with the current administration and the treatment of women and immigrants in this country. See it if you want to be the change
Don't see it if You’re a conservative misogynist or if you want to see a straight play or musical. This is anything but traditional.
See it if You like one person monologue plays. Though there are 16 actors they each deliver a monologue that helps build a tapestry when completed.
Don't see it if You’re a misogynist. This is a stunning piece of work but it’s told from women’s point of view, which just seems like truth to me.
See it if to hear symbolic voices of contrasting 21st C women in a series of heartfelt, provocative, empowering monologs that mostly avoid moralizing.
Don't see it if you are a misogynist. [Or maybe you should, if only to open your eyes & ears to the issues too many women have suppressed for too long.]
See it if you would like to see 16 very powerful women performers deliver sometimes powerful stories, speeches & cries from the heart.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play: this is 90 minutes of direct address from 16 powerful performers, separated by short dance sequences.
See it if you would enjoy a powerful presentation on the issue of the day from many vantage points. Faces the truth with humor, sadness, good acting.
Don't see it if you are not open to listening to different points of view presented in ways that delight and challenge.
See it if You want an array of monologues from the words of & performed by women. You want terrific acting.
Don't see it if You don't want politically left POVs. You want more professional polish:awkward open& end speeches+praise fishing detract from the show.
See it if 80 min of monologues by various women, some very well acted by top actresses. Tales of hurt, political tales, etc.
Don't see it if Dance interludes were amateurish; mixed bag of actresses. Strong incense created a funky unpleasant smell. Harsh lighting at times.
See it if Want to hear differing perspectives of contemporary women told in short monologues by a skilled group of actors. And oh! Dancers, too.
Don't see it if Want linear story told traditionally. Lots of emoting, including rage, yet little story arc. Diverse, raw, & may be uncomfortable for some.
See it if This is a MUST see for WOMEN and the men that want to understand and respect them.
Don't see it if you can’t walk 4 flights of stairs, (no elevator)however if you can make the 4 flights this is a must see I don’t care what you want or like
See it if Fifteen feminist monologues accompanied by a quartet of dancers, most were well-written and dramatically performed. Important issues.
Don't see it if You have trouble walking up 50 steps from street to stage level.
See it if you’re frustrated with the way things are; will be motivated, rather than depressed, by women reacting to how little progress has been made.
Don't see it if uninterested in a call to arms for women who already want more change. It's not for proselytizing anyone who needs convincing.
See it if you can endure 65 min. wining regurgitation of same old “what women don’t want” for 10 min. of 2-3 insightful vignettes and decent dancing
Don't see it if you read or otherwise are familiar w/ debates re women-impacted issues for the last 50 years, don’t need/want dumbing down, want plot/climax
See it if you like new works, political plays, raw productions, simple sets, good acting.
Don't see it if you dislike political plays;prefer a play w/a plot to a series of vignettes;dislike all female casts; dislike watching scripts being read.
See it if A must see for women & other human beings; powerful performances, scathing relevant & honest from 20 amazing women of wide experience & age.
Don't see it if You’ve no interest in women—their treatment, issues or concerns; or think the state & tone of US & world politics towards them is just fine.
See it if you're interested in a variety of stories from women with different cultural, political and socio-economic backgrounds, plus dance elements.
Don't see it if You want a fully staged play with a complete story arc, or you are not interested in the stories of women.
See it if you feel enraged & impotent by the state of affairs in our country today; are concerned re.: the impact on women's lives from all viewpoints
Don't see it if You cannot tolerate angry & vocal women at odds with the system & each other, sounding off; cannot climb 3 flights of rickety stairs
See it if Women’s stories told through monologues by powerful actresses intercut and enhanced by dance sequences; moving and powerful voices
Don't see it if You need a more dramatic narrative or don’t want to understand women’s rage and frustration in this moment
See it if You want to see real stories told by a solid cast
Don't see it if You're not interested in women's stories or don't like fog effecrs
See it if Like outstanding imaginative dancing that unscores the themes. Uneven, but generally very good cast, presents several thoughtful issues.
Don't see it if Tired of still another diatribe against Trump. Tries to deal with too many issues. Some pieces condescending and objectionable.
See it if You want to hear women’s view on current affairs (President, Me too movement, harrasment in work place) some great actors were the voice
Don't see it if You do not like experemintal theatre, or hear provocative, angry words from actors. This is not traditional, so do not expect such.
See it if you want to see a really cool incorporation of dance into storytelling centered around women's experiences.
Don't see it if you're looking for an even treatment.
See it if If you want to hear diverse voices of women standing up against oppression and sexism through brief confessions.
Don't see it if You want to see a traditional play.