A social satire of high society in New York in the mid-1930's, it was first performed on Broadway in 1936. It has enjoyed several revivals during the 70's and 90's and is now a cult movie classic.
The Women is a comedy-drama set in the glamorous Manhattan apartments of high-society women in the 1930's and also in Reno where they obtain their divorces. It follows the gossip, bitchy wisecracking, and overall disillusionment that erupt among this group of socialite friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband's marital infidelity at the hands of a "backstabbing" shop girl. It presents acidic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various rich, bored wives and the other women they come into contact--all of whose main activity seems to be gossip. Written by Clare Boothe Luce.
Director: George Maslankowski
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