Arts & Culture

Theater Picks: Clare Booth Luce’s ‘The Women’ at Cary Arts Center

Kelly McDaniel (Peggy Day), Diana Cameron McQueen (Sylvia Fowler), Jess Barbour (Mary Haines), Rebecca Leonard (Nancy Blake), Alyssa Perone (Jane) and Alison Davis (Edith Potter) in Clare Booth Luce’s 1936 play “The Women” which begins its run at Cary Arts Center on August 4th.
Kelly McDaniel (Peggy Day), Diana Cameron McQueen (Sylvia Fowler), Jess Barbour (Mary Haines), Rebecca Leonard (Nancy Blake), Alyssa Perone (Jane) and Alison Davis (Edith Potter) in Clare Booth Luce’s 1936 play “The Women” which begins its run at Cary Arts Center on August 4th. Christopher Nieto of Nieto Photography

Clare Booth Luce’s 1936 play, “The Women,” might seem dated to some, but co-directors Nancy Rich and Lyman Collins think it shows just how much things have changed – and haven’t – about women’s interaction with the opposite sex and each other.

Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5; 3 p.m. Aug. 6. $15 (students/seniors $12). 919-469-4069 or townofcary.org.

Other highlights

  • The Women’s Theatre Festival’s premiere of “Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams,” by Triangle playwright Maribeth McCarthy, takes a look at power dynamics and culture clashes at a baby shower. Details at womenstheatrefestival.com.
  • The national touring company of the hit musical “Motown” returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday. Details at dpacnc.com.
  Comments