By Dari’Anne Hudson
Bunbury Theatre aims to set the stage ablaze in its 28th season with a run of Irene O’Garden’s “Women on Fire,” 12 emotionally charged monologues starting Friday, June 12.
Lauded by The New York Post, “Women on Fire” found success in two extended runs off-Broadway and was nominated for a Lortel Award for Best Solo Show. The production revolves around the storytelling of women — from a Midwestern mother to an African-American construction worker — as they explore the complexities of modern femininity.
From fear to self-discovery and from passion to shopping, “Women on Fire” explores “the secret depths of ordinary women,” according to The New York Times, to shed light on issues with wisdom and humor.
The Bunbury production includes actors Alice Chiles, Carol Dines, Jane Mattingly, Janelle Hunnicutt, Tiffany Smith and Liz Vissing, to name a few.
“Women on Fire” runs June 12-28 at the Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. Third St. Tickets are $22 ($19 for seniors, $10 for students). For showtimes and more info, click here.