Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés’ Fefu and Her Friends invites the audience to be a fly on the wall in this unconventional tale of eight women gathered at a New England country home in 1935. An innovation of immersive theater when first produced in 1977, the play separates audiences into four groups that independently tour Fefu’s home. Stories and histories come to light as we happen upon conversations between Fefu’s companions and confidants, illuminating the physics-defying contortions women achieve as they navigate the patriarchal systems at play in and around them.
Written by María Irene Fornés; directed by Rhonda J. Soikowski.
Location: Cornish College of the Arts main campus, Studio 102 (1000 Lenora St.)
Tickets ($16.50) here.