Fefu and Her Friends

By María Irene Fornés
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

November 28 - December 9, 2018
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Meany Studio Theater
Red Square, UW Seattle

 

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 Poster Design by Shannon Loys

Poster Design by Shannon Loys

UW School of Drama presents
Fefu and Her Friends
November 28 - December 9, 2018
Meany Studio Theater, UW

By María Irene Fornés
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton directs an all-female cast in María Irene Fornés’ Fefu and Her Friends. Fornés, the winner of nine Obie Awards, including the award for sustained achievement, has been called “the most important American playwright you’ve never heard of,” and “influential beyond measure.” She is considered by many to be the mother of U.S. Latinx Theatre. Playwright Paula Vogel said, "In the work of every American playwright at the end of the 20th century, there are only two stages: before she has read María Irene Fornés ­and after.”

Fornés passed away Wednesday, October 31st at the age of 88. This iconoclast, beloved teacher and mentor to some of contemporary theatre’s most exciting writers, is the subject of the new documentary The Rest I Make Up, and this year marks a national celebration of her work. 

Fefu and Her Friends, Fornés’ most celebrated work, turns the “ladies who lunch” trope on its head, bringing together an extraordinary—and regular—group of women who, over the course of a weekend in the country, peel away at each other’s layers, uncovering both the horrors and felicities of contemporary womanhood. 

This event is part of Celebrando Fornés/Celebrating Fornés, a year-long effort to raise awareness of Fornés’ legacy and her impact on American theater.