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Posted August 2018
The Lady Demands Satisfaction is now playing in Chicago at the City Lit Theatre, 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, and has been JEFF RECOMMENDED! It runs through August 25th - courtesy of the amazing Babes With Blades Theatre Company.
Babes With Blades production in Chicago was recommended by the JEFF Awards.
Emily Modaff of Hooligan Magazine wrote: "'The Lady Demands Satisfaction' is a fierce, feminist farce. It is a commentary on the inherent, yet consistently overlooked, power of womxn. It is queer as hell. This is a 2 hour soundscape of belly laughter, metal on metal, and whatever the sound of pure heckin joy is.
Review by Emily Modaff, Hooligan Magazine.
The Fourth Walsh said: "It’s a Jolly farce! In the mood for a summer escape in the city? THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION is your frothy frolic destination."
Review by The Fourth Walsh.
Albert Williams in the Chicago Reader wrote: "... the show takes the conventions of classic comedy—cross-dressing and mistaken identity, witty repartee laced with puns and double entendres, slapstick violence, satirical commentary on gender and class divisions—and ramps them up with a nonbinary 21st-century perspective. The actors' performances are impressively athletic and exuberantly exaggerated, and the convoluted plot revels in its own improbability. Best of all, this production is genuinely family friendly, with multiple levels of humor designed to appeal to both kids and grownups."
Review by Albert Williams, Chicago Reader.
Harold Jaffe in Picture This Post wrote: "As the cover of the program says, The Lady Demands Satisfaction is 'a Jolly farce.' This phrasing is apt: not only was the play penned by Arthur M. Jolly, winning him Babes With Blades’ Joining Sword & Pen playwriting competition for the third time, it whistles gleefully along such that even the darkest moments have a lighthearted twist. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, it is 'something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone: a comedy tonight!'"
Review by Harold Jaffe, Picture This Post.
Danielle Ozymandias will be directing the West Coast Premiere for the Loft Ensemble Theatre opening August 18th! Loft Ensemble staged an amazing production of Long Joan Silver last year - and I can't wait to see what they do with this one!
The Lady Demands Satisfaction, winner of the 2017/2018 Joining Sword and Pen Competition, the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award, was a semifinalist for the Judith Moyer Award for Excellence in Playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, a finalist for the Austin Playhouse New Plays Festival, and a semi-finalist for the Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival in Los Angeles!
Available on Amazon, my play set during the Red Scare of the fifties... looking for a drawing room drama for five amazing women (and a guy to play the looming Senator Mundt!) read all about it!
My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.