A WIVES' TALE
A futuristic drama about a group of barren women conspiring to create the perfect society in post-nuclear South Carolina.
It's the year 2050 on Seabrook Island, SC where almost all of its residents have been wiped out by nuclear war except for a small group of women who managed to survive—albeit now barren. As they try to rebuild their community from their fallout shelters their cloistered world is suddenly invaded by a male drifter who doesn't just awaken their passions but pushes them to a point of no return.
A Wives' Tale examines the struggles of maintaining traditional southern values in a post-nuclear world and how patriarchal values still permeate a matriarchal system.
Finalist for the Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center in 2007
Winner of the Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting in 2005
Summer Play Festival at Theatre Row, New York NY
directed by Rosemary Andress
Theatre Unbound, St. Paul MN
directed by Kate Powers