The Women

About the Play

Date
1937
First Production

December 26, 1936
Ethel Barrymore Theater

Cast Breakdown
35F
Genre
Comedy,
Length
2 Acts
 


Scenes from the Play

The Women, Act 1, Jane and Maggie
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The Women, Act 1, Mary and Crystal
(2 W) Mary confronts Crystal, the woman with whom her husband is having an affair. The two argue.  View Scene


The Women, Act 1, Mary and Mrs. Morehead
(2 W) Mrs. Morehead advises her daughter, Mary, about what to do after the discovery that her husband is having an affair.  View Scene


The Women, Act 2, Crystal and Little Mary
(2 W, one is a child) Crystal talks to her lover on the phone in the bath when she is confronted by her young stepdaughter, who reveals the truth about… View Scene


The Women, Act 2, Mary and Little Mary
(2 W, one is a child) Little Mary climbs into bed with her mother and accidentally reveals the truth about her father's unhappy marriage.  View Scene



About the Playwright

Clare Boothe
Clare Boothe

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