Wives

Playwrights Horizons kicks off its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with Jaclyn Backhaus’ world premiere comedy Wives, directed by Margot Bordelon.

Performances are staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 20mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Wives:

From the brawny castles of 16th Century France, to the rugged plains of 1960s Idaho, to the strapping fortresses of 1920s India, all hail the remarkable stories of Great Men! — and their whiney, witchy, vapid, vengeful, jealous wives. In this kaleidoscopic, time-hopping comedy, Jaclyn Backhaus pushes past patriarchal cliché to reach an ecstatic breakthrough, untethering stories and history — and language itself — from the visions made by men.

By:
Jaclyn Backhaus
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons
Director:
Margot Bordelon
Lighting:
Amith Chandrashaker
Sound:
Kate Marvin
Design:
Reid Thompson
Costume:
Valérie Thérèse Bart
Cast list:
Purva Bedi (as Wife 1), Mahira Kakkar (as Wife 3), Sathya Sridharan (as Man), and Adina Verson (as Wife 2)
Other info:
Hair & Wig Design by J. Jared Janas
Wives Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
August 23, 2019
Opening date: 
September 16, 2019
Closes: 
October 6, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2pm7:30pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Wives Review

Wives, by Jaclyn Backhaus, is both a serious and over-the-top crackling, comically directed (by Margot Bordelon) tour through history beginning in 16th century France with Catherine de’ Medici, a dead husband and his live lover; jumping to Idaho in 1961 with a girl's night out with Hemingway's wives and a fish; leaping to the magic of Rajasthan, India in the 1920s under British rule and the... Read more