New Jersey Stage

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chester Theatre Group Presents Reading of "The Women"

(CHESTER, NJ) -- The Chester Theatre Group, of the Black River Playhouse, in Chester will present a reading of Claire Boothe Luce's classic play "The Women." The dates are November 5 and 6 (Fri. & Sat.) at 8 pm. Tickets are $10. The theatre is located at Grove and Maple in Chester Borough, New Jersey. Reservations: 908.879.7304 Website: For more information, please visit

Welcome to a secret society – the world of women. In The Women, a 1930s Broadway hit by Clare Boothe Luce, a Manhattan socialite finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her girlfriends are no help at all. With manicured claws, these women are fighting to maintain their status while scheming to leave, steal or win back their own husbands. This classic play captures a world that only half the population ever really gets to see. A revealing look into the lives of the ladies-who-lunch that is clever, cut-throat and full of outrageous humor. "The Women" had an initial Broadway run of 657 performances before touring for two years. It was later adapted for the big screen in 1939.

"A play that takes place in women's boudoirs, salons, bubble baths and powder rooms – information for the men in the audience, confirmation for the women and a true celebration of the extraordinary actresses in our company." "I don't ask any man to understand me. How could he? I'm a woman."