Commentary
5:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

At Play: Women Through The Ages

The Forum Theatre presents The Full Monty now through May 19. Based on the 1997 film, this musical comedy follows six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who have no cash and no prospects. They set out to make some quick cash by showing off their "real man" bodies in their own stripper act.

Cabaret Old Town’s production of All Ways A Woman continues now through June 15. The production stars Wichita stage veterans Angela Geer, Barb Shoenhofer, Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey, and Christi Moore.

The Crown Uptown Theatre presents Little Women now through June 8. With period costumes and sets, this production is based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Set in 1860s Massachusetts, it is a heart-rending tale about the four sisters of the March family, who lose their wealth while the family patriarch is away serving in the Civil War, but gain much more. Through the struggles, the sisters still have heaps of fun, make new friends, in the end fall in love, and find out that not everything has to be glamorous.

Coming in late May from Mosley Street Melodrama, it’s Butch Cassiday & The Can’t Dance Kid or You Polka, You Brought Him.

And coming to the Wichita Community Theatre stage in early June it’s The Dixie Swim Club. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.