You can find part one here.
My next show was spur of the moment. I had heard so much buzz about Women, that I decided to check it out last minute. I arrived at the Theatre Asylum to find the performance sold out, but was able to get at the top of the wait list since I'm press. I am so glad I took the chance!
Billed as a mash-up of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and HBO's Girls, Women is a farcical and hilarious romp through a classic piece of literature, much like A Knight's Tale did with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
With an all star cast that includes Layla Khoshnoudi as Jo, sexy Puerto Rican Vicki Rodriguez as Marmee, Abby Rosebrock as Meg, Rachel Lin as Beth, Lydian Blossom as Amy, Zac Moon as Laurie, Bradley Anderson as Mr. Brook and Stephen Stout as Professor Bhaer, Women explodes on the stage like the opening skit for Saturday Night Live. Brett Epstein rounds out the cast, portraying a trio of roles in Mr. Lawrence, Clovis and Carl.
Playwright Chiara Atik has crafted a wonderfully wicked script which is perfectly directed by Stephanie Ward. This is the show to watch if you need a quick pick-me-up. It moves like White Lightning and keeps you laughing from start to finish.
While the entire cast makes this performance enjoyable, it is the biting wit of Khoshnoudi's Jo and Rodriguez' Marmee that caught my attention. They are both premiere actresses. I would go to any show that included either of these brilliant young ladies.
Not only are they a wonderful group of actors, but the members of the company are also a lot of fun to socialize with. I got the chance to hang with the cast at Fringe Central after the show last night. I found them captivating and engaging, especially Rodriguez. We had a wonderful conversation that left my heart all aflutter. I left Fringe Central with a new Fringeship that I will cherish.
There are only two performances remaining of this incredible show before they head back to NYC. There are still a few tickets left for June 19 at 7 p.m. and June 21 at 8:30 p.m. You don't want to miss this hit show!