Comedy/Tragedy, 7 women, 100-110 min.


The task is stirring a pot…all day, every day. The sisters don’t share it as they once did. With Nannette busy racing stock cars and Roxette off doing her own thing, the others are left to shoulder the burden. But Paulette is fed up; Collette is clueless; and Babette, crippled in more ways than one, is volatile. Juliette does her best to maintain order and civility…for now. But why must they do this? And where else can fights go when you already use your fists?

When Roxette brings her new girlfriend home and calls everyone together, old venom bubbles up and grievance flares, setting into motion an impossible moral struggle. A play about gatherings, sacrifice, and the dark art of obligation.


2015 – No Name Players, Pittsburgh (production)
Directed by Steven Wilson
Featuring Sol Crespo (Paulette), Tressa Glover (Babette), Kelly Trumbull (Roxette), Siovhan Christensen (Juliette), Alex Manalo (Collette), Cindy Jackson (Nannette), and Moira Quigley (Lee)

2013 (I) – The Ruckus Theater & Tympanic Theatre Company, Chicago (co-production)
Directed by Anna C. Bahow
Featuring Erin Myers (Paulette), Stevie Chaddock (Babette), Susan Myburgh (Roxette), Dana Black (Juliette), Charlotte Mae Ellison (Collette), Meredith Rae Lyons (Nannette), and Elise Mayfield (Lee)

2013 (II) – The Happy Medium Theatre Company, Boston (production)
Directed by Mikey DiLoreto
Featuring Audrey Lynn Silvia (Paulette), Lauren Foster (Babette), Kaitee Tredway (Roxette), Kiki Samko (Juliette), Kendall Aiguier (Collette), Lindsay Eagle (Nannette), and Elizabeth Battey (Lee)

2011 – unattached staged reading, Chicago
Directed by Scott Cummins
With Ruth Bistrow, Kim Boler, Casey Cunningham, Aileen May, Caroline Neff, Michaela Petro, and Ann Sonneville

2010 – Chicago Dramatists, Chicago (reading)
Saturday Series
Directed by Anna C. Bahow
With Anne Adams, Jennifer Avery, Kate Brown, Hillary Clemens,
Casey Cunningham, Julia Neary, and Cora Vander Broek

2008 (II) – Around the Coyote, Chicago (reading)
Third Thursday Reading Series
Directed by Anna C. Bahow
With Jen Henry, Kate Nawrocki, Danielle O’Farrell, Calliope Porter,
Laurel Schroeder, Kate Teichman, and Cora Vander Broek

2008 (I) – Four Humours Theatre Company, New Orleans (festival)
Directed by Michael Martin
Featuring Amy Woodruff (Paulette), Lisa Davis (Babette), Jenine Pierce
(Roxette), Jennifer Waldron (Juliette), Giselle Chatelain (Collette), Margeaux
Fanning (Nannette), and Thelma Medina (Lee)

2007 – Collision Theatre Company, Chicago (reading)
Summer Reading Series
Directed by Libby Ford
With Marjorie Armstrong, Kate Cares, Casey Cunningham,
Meredith Glidden, Allison Pryce, Brigid Titley, and Kerri Van Auken

2006 – Roundelay Theatre Company, Chicago (festival)
Rhinoceros Theater Festival
Directed by Scott T. Barsotti
Featuring Shelby Mattingly (Paulette), Eliza Shin (Babette), Sarah
Gitenstein (Roxette), Casey Cunningham (Juliette), Erin Pakowski
(Collette), Amanda Traxler (Nannette), and Debbie Safeblade (Lee)

Brewed Producation 2

2013 – The Ruckus/Tympanic Theatre co-production (EM & CE; Photo: Gerard Van Halsema) Brewed Producation 3

2013 – The Ruckus/Tympanic Theatre co-production (SCL, EM & CE; Photo: Gerard Van Halsema) Brewed Producation 4

2013 – The Ruckus/Tympanic Theatre co-production (SCL, EM & DB; Photo: Gerard Van Halsema)


2008 – Four Humours Theatre Company (LD & AW; Photo: Carlos Gonzalez)

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