What is your favorite play by a woman playwright?
Is it by Lynn Nottage, Wendy Wasserstein, Ntozake Shange or Caryl Churchill? Maria Irene Fornes? Could it be by Aphra Behn, believed to be the first woman to make her living as a playwright, in the 17th century? How about Beth Henley? Henley won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981 for her play, “Crimes of the Heart.” Her dozen other dramas include “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” “Impossible Marriage,” “Ridiculous Fraud”…and “Family Week,” originally produced in 2000.
Tell us your favorite play by a woman playwright and enter a contest for a pair of tickets to see a new version of â€œFamily Weekâ€ by Beth Henley, directed by Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”)
Here is what you do:
1. Go to the New York Theater Facebook page and sign up (if you aren’t a member already). If for some reason the link doesn’t work, just go to Facebook and type in â€œNew York Theaterâ€ in the search box on the top.
2. Write on the â€œwallâ€ (where it says â€œwhat’s on your mindâ€): your favorite play by a woman playwright.
3. I will assign a number to each of you who respond based on the order in which you put your response. I will then generate a number at random using random.org. The winner of the tickets will be the person whose response corresponds to that number.
The content of the answers will not win you the award. The winner will be chosen at random by the random number generator at random.org
You must submit your answers by Friday, April 9 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The winner will be announced the following Monday.
“Family Week” begins performances on April 9th at the Lucille Lortel Theater in Greenwich Village, a production of the MCC Theater, a 25-year-old company whose past productions include the recently concluded “The Pride,” Tim Blake Nelson’s “The Grey Zone,” Margaret Edson’s “Wit,” Marsha Norman’s “Trudy Blue,” Neil LaBute’s “reasons to be pretty.” Here is what the MCC Theater says about “Family Week”:
A year after the death of her son, Claire checks into a recovery center in the desert, searching for a way to cope. When her mother, daughter and sister arrive to participate in “family week,” long-dormant traumas collide with recent tragedies in surprising and deeply moving ways. Acclaimed actors Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined), Kathleen Chalfant (MCC’s Wit), Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), and Sami Gayle (Gypsy) have come together for this all new MCC Theater production.