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Fefu and Her Friends
Off Bway, Theatre for a New Audience

Reviewed by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: María Irene Fornés wrote this distinctive, rarely staged play about intelligent women spending a weekend together in 1935. It should disturb you in 2019.

All hail Theatre for a New Audience. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs a stellar, multi-racial, all-female cast in the first major revival in forty years of Fefu and Her Friends, María Irene Fornés’ quietly revolutionary avant-garde play...There are laughs, and love affairs, and a water fight, and a hunting gun, and much discourse on art. It feels like a Goethe tale that passes the Bechdel test...

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