The Pain of My Belligerence
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Playwrights Horizons Commission
I just wanted to see what it'd feel like to tell you to shut up.
Twenty-something and brilliant, Cat is a journalist at the top of her game: tack-sharp and ambitious, and rapidly establishing her place in the field. Until she meets Guy — magnetic, devilishly charming, and married — and the attrition begins. Charting their spiky relationship over eight years, following a rapidly changing America, Halley Feiffer’s harrowing comedy sheds light on how we perpetuate our roles within a patriarchal culture, and the promise of a new paradigm.
Scenic Design: Mark Wendland
Costume Design: Paloma Young
Lighting Design: Ben Stanton
Original Music and Sound Design: Elisheba Ittoop
Production Stage Manager: Katie Ailinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Katelynn Cooper
The Pain of My Belligerence is a Playwrights Horizons Commission with the support of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Halley Feiffer takes a tough look at the forces that can bring us to our knees.—Adam Feldman, Time Out New York