A raucous comic exploration of the ironies and insanities of corporate America where even professional assassins are fighting for their benefits. When Abby, a star on the rise, is simultaneously denied a promotion and asked to kill another woman, tempers flare, guns fire and out comes a life-or-death game of Monopoly. KILLING WOMEN asks what happens when a woman is not taken seriously but has been given a gun.
Production InfoCast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male, doubling)
Full Length Comedy (about 110 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
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“Marisa Wegrzyn’s clever new play, KILLING WOMEN, gives a sly feminist twist, à la 9 to 5, to the hit-man comedy genre: she peppers the script with one-liners and provides a touch of pathos … Wegrzyn displays more confidence and smarts than many older playwrights. At its best, the play is an extreme take on the battle between those who extol the virtues of stay-at-home motherhood and those who charge that women who fail to take up a career are letting down the team … It’s the mommy wars with a body count — a brilliant conceit. And there’s no question Wegrzyn is an extremely funny writer … an engaging, funny work from a writer we’re likely to hear from again.” —Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader
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KILLING WOMEN was originally developed at WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab at Eckerd College and the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in Saint Louis where it was produced and directed by William Whitaker in 2002.
KILLING WOMEN received its Chicago premiere at Theatre Seven of Chicago.
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