The most important American play written by a woman in the twentieth century.
Dr. Scott T. Cummings, Boston College
Thinking Cap Theatre is thrilled to return to the stunning work of Maria Irene Fornes after staging an award-winning, highly celebrated production of Fornes’ MUD in 2016. One of the greatest theatrical innovators of the twentieth century, Fornes, who died in 2018 at the age of 88, is finally receiving the attention that she has long deserved. Cuban born, Fornes immigrated to the US in 1945 at age 15. Fornes’ vast, groundbreaking body of work represents some of the most original and finest achievements in theatre in the last hundred years. FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, Fornes’ most celebrated play, which premiered OffOffBroadway in 1977, holds a monumental place in the history of environmental, immersive, and site-specific theatre, a type of theatre that has become increasingly popular in the past few decades.
Set in New England in the 1930s, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS centers on eight women who have congregated at the title character’s home for a meeting ostensibly about the importance of arts education. However, Fornes pulls back this veil to reveal a play subtly invested in the subconscious lives of these fascinating women, each of whom is struggling to understand herself, her friends, and the gendered rules of the world in which they live. A mysterious, voyeuristic, gripping, and often humorous play, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS is a dramatic masterpiece that defies simple description and demands to be experienced.
Tickets are $35 General Admission for all performances except for OPENING NIGHT.
Opening Night tickets are $50 and include reserved seating, a glass of champagne, admission to after-party with cast, director, and designers, and food.
2020/04/03 - 2020/04/19
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ADVISORY: In Part 2 of TCT’s production of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, TCT will honor Fornes’ authorial wish that the audience leave their assigned seats and move to four scenes in other locations in the theatre before returning to their original seats for the end of the play. TCT’s venue is handicap accessible and accommodations will be made to assist any guests with mobility concerns.