This new drama from the theatrical pop-up The Pool tells the era-hoping story of a mother and daughter, and examines how their lives were, and weren't, guided by the women's movement. More…
It’s 1975 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Laura’s mom is going back to school. Diane is discovering liberation, openness, possibility! But that doesn’t mean eleven-year-old Laura has to play along, no way. She’s in the hall closet, pretending to be Patty Hearst. Fast forward to 2012. Successful Laura looks like a model product of the women’s movement…or is she just the byproduct of Diane’s expectations? 'Tania in the Getaway Van' will be performed in rotating rep with 'The Rafa Play' and 'Washed Up On the Potomac.'
See it if You would like a excellent depiction of academic feminism in the 70's.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a play presenting the viewpoints of different women
See it if you like good theater. It really has it all--it's very fun, but also has a lot to say, and it's EXTREMELY well-acted by the two leads.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a really incisive, satisfying play about feminism, generational differences and the mixed signals young girls receive.