DIRECTION

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: the musical

music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane, September 2016

In a space not much larger than a garage, adapting Pedro Almodóvar's cinematic farce to the stage becomes a near-impossible feat. Embracing the musical's titular chaos, the production used the audience's disbelief and the difficulty of the actors' task to its advantage. Somewhere above the anxiety of whatever story society assigns you, there is peace and independence in sisterhood.

© 2020 by Elliott Hartman, Chicago, USA.