20Sep

Mad Women, Mad Men, Project Runway and More

I’ve mentioned that I have a very small role in the upcoming production of The Best of Everything, playing at the Here Arts Center, a new adaptation of Rona Jaffe’s 1958 bestseller about ambitious secretaries in the big city. These girls want thrilling careers and gay adventures—and husbands and children too, in due time. Today we call that “having it all”; these girls call it “The Best of Everything”. They’re not sure it’s possible either.  It’s a conversation we have often here on this blog and I’m SO proud of this show for bringing so many important issues to light.

It’s a labor of love for the two amazing women in charge, Amy Wilson, who you may also know from the fab blog When Did I Get Like This?, and Julie Kramer, longtime collaborators who think feminism and comedy go perfectly together. They make theater about fast-talking women with smart mouths who seize the narrative and question the status quo.

I’d love if you come to the show and join me after certain performances for TALKBACKS with these exciting authors that I’ve organized:

Wednesday, October 3rd: 

Jane Maas, author of Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond

Jane Maas talkback

and Stephanie Newman, author of Mad Men on the Couch:

Stephanie Newman talkback

 

Thursday, October 11th:

Janet Groth, author of The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker:

janet groth talkback

 

Wednesday, October 17th:

Kenley Collins from Bravo’s Project Runway on “Fashion in the 1950s”:

kenley collins talkback

Thursday, October 18th:

Merle Hoffman, author of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room (I am moderating this one!)

merle hoffman talkback

Make a night out of The Best of Everything!

Tickets: $16 per person
Book your tickets: click here and enter code: BEST.  This discount is available Oct 2nd-19th, Tuesday through Friday nights (except for October 4th). Show time is 8:30 p.m.
Location: HERE Arts Center
145 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013-1548

Drinks and dinner Discount: get 15% off your food and drink tab at CITY WINERY with your ticket stub, either before or after the show.

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