Rapture, Blister, Burn

TheatreSquared presents Rapture, Blister, Burn, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist about women who want to have it all. Graphic provided.

(Fayetteville) TheatreSquared presents Rapture, Blister, Burn, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, is about women who want to have it all. After grad school, Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic; Gwen built a life with her family.


“Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals,” summarizes Dramatists.com.

Gina Gionfriddo, the playwright, is known for her work on Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and House of Cards (2013). Critical acclaim for Rapture, Blister, Burn often cites Gionfriddo’s success in writing the play.

"A shrewd, incisive, thoroughly winning comedy. Sharp-eyed, big-hearted, and sure-footed, Gionfriddo ranges across the topography of the women's movement—and the lives that shaped that movement—while demonstrating the confidence to embrace contradictions of all kinds." (Boston Globe)

The TheatreSquared production opens March 31, and runs through April 24, in the Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios. Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Five-play packages start at just $70. Subscribers are guaranteed the best seats at the best price—plus free exchanges, unbeatable restaurant discounts and reserved parking options. Single tickets range from $15-45. Under 30? See the show for just $10 through the 30 Under 30 access program, subsidized by private support. Discounts available for groups

Tickets are available online at www.theatre2.org and by phone at the Box Office (479) 443-5600.


The Gayly- 3/30/2016 @ 11:22 AM CDT