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Women Behind Bars

From 34 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy

About the show

This B-movie-inspired black comedy is set in the Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village. More…

Among the range of women within the prison are an innocent young woman, a chain-smoking street-wise tough girl, and a delicate Southern belle reminiscent of Blanche DuBois.

Member Reviews (34)


Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy

Dated, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You never saw the original

Don't see it if You are looking for a terrific spoof of women’s prison movies of 50’s—this is not it.

Cliched, Quirky, Raunchy, Silly

See it if you prefer characterizations over characters, kitsch over depth or are just looking for a silly night out.

Don't see it if you are bothered by racial, gender or demographic stereotypes

Silly, Campy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see a dated raunchy cliched play

Don't see it if If you have no tolerance for silly dated camp humor

March 31st, 2019
"It’s been hilariously revived at the historic 13th Street Repertory Theatre in a punchy production lovingly directed by Joe John Battista...Extravagantly playing up these stock characters’ exaggerated traits, the cast is exuberantly in overdrive, yet Mr. Battista steers them to a sense of realit...
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