The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer is a dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty – and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. Forgiveness From Heaven is an eighteenth-century Chinese woman whose bound feet are causing her to lose her toes. Victoria is a nineteenth-century tightly corseted English woman suffering from what is commonly known as “hysteria.” Then there is Wanda, a modern gal from New Jersey who is having problems with her silicone breasts. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination. The play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle with breast cancer. Under the direction of Nora Hussey, professional actors from the Wellesley Repertory Theatre — Danny Bolton, Woody Gaul, and John Kinsherf — join Wellesley College students in bringing the play vividly to life.
Opens Nov 17 @ 7:00pm ~ Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Performances: Nov. 17, 18, 19 @ 7pm ~ Matinees Sat & Sun Nov 19, 20 @ 2pm
$15 General Admission ~ $10 Seniors and Students Free for all members of Wellesley College community, Olin, Babson, and MIT students with ID
To make a reservation call 781-283-2000 Handicap accessible. disability services; 781-283-2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org