by Evan Placey (Tarragon). A naked photo of a young woman goes viral in this play about the evolution of feminist consciousness and modern female friendships. Previews from Apr 17, opens Apr 24 and runs to May 27, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2:30 pm (see website for other mats). $20-$60. MainSpace.
This 2013 British play, laden with wisecracks and wisdom, engages both teens and adults. Besties since they were five, a group of high-school girls turn on their pal Scarlett when her naked photo goes viral. Monologues flashing back to the 1920s, 40s, 60s and 80s look at the feminist movement and its contrast with the present action. The performers do fine physical work as five-year olds and teenaged boys and girls, even if they tend to rush their lines, and expertly execute Alyssa Martins elaborate dance sequences. Too bad Shakura Dickson, as Scarlett, cant sell the plays climactic speech.
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Location - Tarragon Theatre