Rapture, Blister, Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn

By Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Kimberly Senior
January 17 – February 22, 2015 (Opening Night is Monday, January 26)

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Twenty-one-year-old college student Avery (Cassidy Slaughter-Mason) isn’t quite sure what she wants to do with her life, and the 40-something women around her—Gwen (Karen Janes Woditsch), a stay-at-home mom, and Catherine (Jennifer Coombs), an unmarried, in-demand scholar—don’t seem thrilled with their life choices. Gwen dropped out of graduate school years ago to chase domestic bliss, but now spends her days nagging her passive, porn-watching husband—and Catherine’s ex-boyfriend—Don (Mark L. Montgomery) to further his career, and dreading the day her children grow up and leave home. Catherine’s seemingly enviable career consumes all her energy, and she’s now begun to wonder if there isn’t some “wisdom in the natural order. In creating a new family to replace the one you lose.” Meanwhile, Catherine’s mother Alice (Mary Ann Thebus), who came of age in an era when women rarely set goals outside the domestic realm, can’t suss out whether women today are better off, or just more confused.

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Rapture, Blister, Burn

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    (L to R) Mary Ann Thebus (Alice Croll), Karen Janes Woditsch (Gwen Harper), Cassidy Slaughter-Mason (Avery Willard) and Jennifer Coombs (Catherine Croll) in Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn, directed by Kimberly Senior at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22, 2015).

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    (L to R) Cassidy Slaughter-Mason (Avery Willard), Jennifer Coombs (Catherine Croll) and Mary Ann Thebus (Alice Croll) in Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn, directed by Kimberly Senior at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22, 2015).

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    (L to R) Mark Montgomery (Don Harper) and Karen Janes Woditsch (Gwen Harper) in Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn, directed by Kimberly Senior at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22, 2015).

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    (L to R) Jennifer Coombs (Catherine Croll) and Mark Montgomery (Don Harper) in Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn, directed by Kimberly Senior at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22, 2015).

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    (L to R) Director Kimberly Senior and Cassidy Slaughter-Mason (Avery Willard) in rehearsal for Rapture Blister Burn by Gina Gionfriddo at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22).

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    (L to R) Karen Janes Woditsch (Gwen Harper) and Cassidy Slaughter-Mason (Avery Willard) in rehearsal for Rapture Blister Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Kimberly Senior at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22).

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    (L to R) Karen Janes Woditsch (Gwen Harper), Mary Ann Thebus (Alice Croll) and Cassidy Slaughter-Mason (Avery Willard) in rehearsal for Rapture Blister Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Kimberly Senior at Goodman Theatre (January 17 – February 22).

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