2012 The Women

2012 The Women

The Provincetown Cares presentation of Clare Booth Luce’s social satire, The Women promises to bring a fresh look at the high society high jinks of these original Housewives of New York as they navigate marriage and divorce, friendship, gossip and revenge over cocktails and cigarettes.

Clare Booth Luce’s social satire, The Women is a witty look at the high society high jinks of these original Housewives of New York as they navigate marriage and divorce, friendship, gossip and revenge over cocktails and cigarettes. The Women is set in New York City in 1939. Mary Haines, the protagonist, learns from a gossipy manicurist that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair with a shop-girl named Crystal. After the news of Stephen’s affair is published in a gossip column, Mary decides to divorce him. She travels to Reno, Nevada, to obtain a quickie divorce and downplay any potential for scandal. While in Reno, Mary is joined by several of her friends in the same predicament and learns that Stephen has married Crystal. Two years later, Mary, now living back in New York with her children, learns that Crystal has been unfaithful to Stephen. With the help of her friends, Mary sets out to expose Crystal’s infidelity in order to win Stephen back.

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