Fefu and Her Friends / Men on Boats
Fefu and Her Friends
February 14th at 7:30PM and 16th at 2:00PM - Tawes Theatre
Men On Boats
February 15th at 7:30PM and 16th at 7:30PM - Tawes Theatre
Fefu, a funny and disturbing play from 1979, takes place at an elegant New England country house in 1935 where the characters of the title have assembled. As the women gather to talk in various groupings (performed simultaneously for different members of the audience) they challenge each other on topics as as gender roles, sexuality, marriage, and the role of education in their lives. Fefu is a landmark play in the history of 20th century feminist literature.
Men on Boats, written in 2017, is an all-women performance of the ten male explorers who set out in 1869 to chart the Colorado River. That wild and woolly journey - and the ideas of sensitive or brutal masculinity - are explored and satirized in funny and moving ways.