"a masterpiece lost in plain sight"


There are currently three incredible productions of historic women's plays on stages across the country:

Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy at The Signature Theatre in New York,
The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry at the Goodman in Chicago, &
Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress at the Guthrie in Minneapolis.

"I bet you won't see anything so fearlessly weird and original all year. I don't know if Beyoncé is familiar with Kennedy's work, but Funnyhouse of a Negro plays like a hard-core retort to the self-empowerment poetics of Lemonade. That Funnyhouse of a Negro came a half century earlier hardly even matters" -- David Cote, Time Out NY





"[The Sign in Sydney Brustein's Window is] an extraordinary play, a drama so infused with emotional intelligence, linguistic treasures and the human conditions of dread and longing that it keeps you bolt-upright in your seat for nearly three hours... How can this play not be famous?" -- Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune




"If a play as cogent, beautifully structured and up-to-the-minute as Trouble in Mind had been written by a white dude, it would have become part of the canon. But Trouble in Mind was written by a writer fighting two strikes — Alice Childress was black and a woman — and so it faded into obscurity." – Chris Hewitt, Twin Cities Pioneer Press

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