The 'Dueling Critics' take on 'The Women'
The Dueling Critics take on The Women, by Clare Booth Luce, at Circle Theater in Oak Park. The show focuses on a socialite seeking revenge on her wayward husband in the 1930s. When the The Women was performed on Broadway in the 1930s, a scandal ensued among the male-dominated world of theater criticism. Booth Luce unveiled society ladies behaving badly--the characters were catty, coniving and even, divorced. Real emotions-–played out in a tony, art deco setting. Seventy-five years years later, art deco remains a compelling style but the Dueling Critics wondered if The Women is still relevant.
The Women, at Circle Theater in Oak Park - through August 14.