In the year 2014, a young “ethno-femino-dance anthropologist” travels to post-quake, post-drought Los Angeles to research her 10,000 page dissertation on “The History of the World, as Told by Loose Women.” Her final subject: the half-mad, 108 year-old legendary stripper Desmond “Nani” Reese, who is holed up in a bramble-covered shack with 27 cats. Woodbury channels the voices of these two unlikely heroines, illuminating the lives of outlaw women through the ages.
Award-winning playwright and solo performer Heather Woodbury is also the creator of What Ever and Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks. She is the recipient of a 2007 Obie, the inaugural Spalding Gray Award and other honors. For more information about Heather Woodbury, check out her website at www.heatherwoodbury.com.
Director Abigail Deser returns to Steppenwolf where she directed Closer and the Steppenwolf/Roadworks co-productions of This is our Youth and Disappeared.
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- Author: Heather Woodbury
- Directed by: Abigail Deser