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Aadya Bedi, Sathya Sridharan, and Purva Bedi; photo by Joan Marcus

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Adina Verson, Aadya Bedi, and Purva Bedi; photo by Joan Marcus

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Sathya Sridharan, Purva Bedi, and Aadya Bedi; photo by Joan Marcus

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Adina Verson and Aadya Bedi; photo by Joan Marcus

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Photo by Zack DeZon

Wives


Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Performance Calendar

SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
AUG 25*
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
AUG 26*AUG 27*
7:30 PM ♦
AUG 28*
7:30 PM ▲
AUG 29*
7:30 PM
AUG 30*
7:30 PM
AUG 31*
2:00 PM ♦
7:30 PM
SEP 1*
2:00 PM ▲
7:00 PM
SEP 2SEP 3*
7:30 PM ♦
SEP 4*
7:30 PM ▲
SEP 5*
7:30 PM
SEP 6*
7:30 PM
SEP 7*
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 8*
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 9SEP 10*
7:30 PM
SEP 11*
7:30 PM
SEP 12*
7:30 PM
SEP 13*
7:30 PM
SEP 14*
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 15*
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 16
Opening Night
SEP 17SEP 18
7:30 PM
SEP 19
7:30 PM
SEP 20
7:30 PM
SEP 21
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 22
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 23SEP 24
7:30 PM
SEP 25
7:30 PM
SEP 26
7:30 PM
SEP 27
7:30 PM
SEP 28
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 29
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 30OCT 1
7:30 PM
OCT 2
7:30 PM
OCT 3
7:30 PM
OCT 4
7:30 PM
OCT 5
2:00 PM ◼
7:30 PM
OCT 6
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
      
Preview
Post-Performance Discussion
Hear from members of the creative team and artistic staff after the show.
♦ POP Talk
Join us in the lobby for an informal post-show conversation, led by fellow audience members.
Audio Description

Closed captioning is available at performances after opening night, beginning Sep 16. Listening devices for live audio-described performances can be reserved in advance. Learn More →

Run time: 80 minutes with no intermission

There is no late seating and no re-entry.

Age recommendation: 13 and up due to some strong language.

On Sale Dates

 Jul 2Jul 9Jul 16Jul 23Jul 30
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Performance dates and times are subject to change.

Reviews

Letter from First Rehearsal: Wives

As women, we’re endlessly bombarded with everything about us that is not right—the way we look, speak, love, parent, choose to lead, the choices we make about our bodies.

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright’s Perspective: Wives

Most of my plays end with a question. In a way, this is an admission of guilt. It is me, the playwright, admitting that I do not have the answers to the questions I pose.

Essay

The American Voice: Sisterhood of Delight

The Nahargarh Fort rests on a ridge overlooking the city of Jaipur, India. It was erected in the 18th century with a dual purpose: a retreat for the maharaja and a defense structure with sweeping views. But when Jaclyn Backhaus visited, on a family trip in 2007, she was struck by the view from within.

Essay

Backstory: Laugh of the Wives

When the universe of arts and letters has been systematically skewed in favor of male voices — male perspectives on work, domesticity, strength, weakness, psychology itself — the sense that these perspectives are subjective gets distorted, and increasingly the male experience begins to be assumed as the universal one.
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