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.

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.

Jaclyn Backhaus
Playwrights Horizons
Margot Bordelon
Wives Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
August 23, 2019

Playwrights Horizons

416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
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Playwrights Horizons announces 2019-2020 season
April 17, 2019

Playwrights Horizons has announced six new productions for the company's 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season, including three world premieres and three New York premieres to be staged at the Mainstage Theater and Peter Jay Sharp Theater at the Playwrights Horizons complex on 42nd Street. The productions will be presented in the following season order: From August 23, 2019, the season kicks off at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater with Jaclyn Backhaus' word premiere comedy Wives, directed by Margot Bordelon.