May 18-20, 25-27 and June 1 & 2, 2012
by Clare Boothe Luce
Director: Monish Bhattacharyya
Assistant Director: Justyne Harris
A friend is someone who sees through the facade you put up for the rest of the world and likes you anyway. At its heart, The Women is a play about friendships tested to their limits. The characters in this play are rich in their complexities, each driven by their own vision of what the ideal woman in 1930s society is and should be. Through their interactions, each character is challenged to evolve in their own way, to go past what society expects of them, and to discover the reality of who they are and what they want. While the play is set in the ’30s, its themes are ones we deal with today – and it’s how we deal with them that reveal true character.
Monish Bhattacharyya returns to direct a thoughtful drama for Aurora Players, having directed The Lion In Winter in 2009 for AP. He has appeared in numerous Aurora Players shows including The Snow Ball, The Foreigner and Dangerous Liaisons. Other on-stage credits include Dial M For Murder (Lancaster Regional Players), Ten Little Indians (Four Seasons), and Out Of Order (Towne Players). He enjoys theatre because he can “work with creative and energetic people who have a common storytelling goal.”