Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life Magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career set-back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world.
"While the character of Sybil is written to be interesting, Callahan comes off as lazy and flat instead of languid...Even when she is tragic, she is boring. Luckily, as Weetsie and Tood, Milner-Sweetser and Carillo more than make up for that...The writing and directing took the time to draw out each character...No matter how they may self-identify, every audience member will see themselves in the women in this play. Highly recommended." Full Review
See it if Well written women's play w/ something for everyone. Exceptional well developed characters with wonderful actors portraying them.
Don't see it if You don't like period piece from the south in the 1940 in a charming intimate theater. great evolving characters beautiful brought to life.
See it if you like to reflect re: times of yore. LIfe Magazine was was a major pubicati of the times. WW 2 was THE EVENT in the 40's.. (see more)
Don't see it if You need a musical and do not want to go back in time. The score was the average partners % & my 8%
See it if you wish to see a powerful drama about problems women faced during WW2. The dialogue is excellent and the performances powerful.
Don't see it if you like comedy or do not like discussions of women's problems. Some of the transitions between scenes are abrupt.
See it if You want to see a play set in 1945 in a little town in Louisiana and how their lives were affected when their men went to war.
Don't see it if You're not interested in what goes on in women's lives when their men go off to war.
See it if you would enjoy being placed in the 1940's in the south with a strong cast to witness daily life interrupted by the media giant of the day!
Don't see it if you are not willing to spend time with character development and the complications that are faced during the time of war & simpler days.
See it if You like off-off theater where everyone is trying very hard but not quite there yet, still working to make the play work and women's plays
Don't see it if You are impatient with inexperienced actors who don't project the words well, don't like small dramas and enigmatic scenes
See it if you want to step back in time and see how life differed for women who were more subjected to the whims of the men in their life.
Don't see it if want a fast paced show because this one is slow but thoughtfully done.
See it if if you like character development, understanding the dynamic of the female psyche and the South during a significant historical period.
Don't see it if you like consistent acting.
See it if You're interested in the story of women relating to each other and coming into their own in the 1940s.
Don't see it if You are triggered by guns, infertility, or Southern accents.
See it if You're interested in a family story set during WWII. The writing and acting were somewhat uneven, but with moments of brilliance.Worthwhile.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in women's life stories, historic plays, or off-off Broadway productions.
See it if You're more interested in writing than performance, you want to think about the role of women/spouses at home during war.
Don't see it if You only like highly-polished shows or you don't want to think while at the theater.
See it if You enjoy historical fiction that is a bit hackneyed but well acted.
Don't see it if you don't like southern accents and a slow moving and plot with stereotypical characters.
See it if Like historical fiction, theater that explores human emotion over a continuous conflict, or like women's theater.
Don't see it if You don't want slow paced theater, or don't like off off Broadway productions or drama shows.
See it if you’re really pining for a little Southern charm (very little).
Don't see it if slice-of-life period Americana featuring a totally charmless dysfunctional extended Southern white family is not your cup of ice tea.
See it if You must see every treatment of the homefront in WWII. You're a fan of good acting and strong female roles
Don't see it if you want a light evening in the theatre. With luck it will get tightened up Its about 20 minutes too long
See it if your desire to see a show about three sisters married to three brothers in Louisiana during WWII trumps seeing a polished, coherent play
Don't see it if you are looking for a well-written play with great dialogue and a compelling narrative. The actors deserved better material.
See it if You know someone in the cast-to see some young talent with potential. Other than that skip. Interesting story but script needs much editing.
Don't see it if Want to see a pro production- this feels amateurish with very uneven acting and directing/scene transitions that at times are painful
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