The Women Take the Stage For UT Community

The University of Tampa’s plays are always a treat, and with “The Women”, the situation is no different.

“The Women” is a play by Clare Boothe Luce, originally on Broadway in 1936, about socialites in New York City.

The University of Tampa’s version is set in the late 1950s, starring 18 women cast over 40 roles.

This play is actually going to be made into a movie directed by Diane English, starring Meg Ryan in the lead role, and other such names as Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Annette Bening.

The film adaptation is set for release in October 2008.

This social satire is a story of gossip, affairs, and the lives and relationships that they destroy focuses around the character of Mary Haines, and the affair that ruins her marriage.

Despite most of the play revolving around the actions of men, the play takes an interesting twist and never has a man appear on stage, taking the environments specifically relating to women, such as beauty parlors and clothing stores.

“The Women” will be performed Oct. 18, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. It is being produced by the Associate Professor of Theatre Michael Staczar.

Lighting and Scenery are by Alex Amyot. Costumes are done by Rose Connolly.

General admission price is $10, with Senior Citizens and non-University of Tampa students getting in half-price.

Spartans get in free with their University of Tampa ID cards!

All of the performances are at Falk Theatre, right across from the University of Tampa at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.

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