Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman Emerging Playwright Commission
You’re the queen, bitch. There isn’t any king around. This is your world.
From the brawny castles of 16th Century France, to the rugged plains of 1960s Idaho, to the strapping fortresses of 1920s India, all hail the remarkable stories of Great Men! — and their whiney, witchy, vapid, vengeful, jealous wives. In this kaleidoscopic, time-hopping comedy, Jaclyn Backhaus pushes past patriarchal cliché to reach an ecstatic breakthrough, untethering stories and history — and language itself — from the visions made by men.
Jaclyn Backhaus’ distinctive voice has a wonderfully surreal comic sense.—The New Yorker