Uncommon Women and Others (1977), is the first play by noted 20th century American playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
1977 Off-Broadway debut
The play premiered Off-Broadway
in a Phoenix Theatre production on November 21
and closed on December 4, 1977 after 22 performances. It was directed by Steven Robman
and performed at the Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York
Characters and stage cast
Alumnae of Mount Holyoke College
(Wasserstein's alma mater
) meet for lunch one day in 1978
and talk about their time together in college. The play is thus a series of flashbacks to the 1972
school year as seven seniors and one freshman try to "discover themselves" in the wake of second-wave feminism
See: Uncommon Women and Others (1978 Television).
A made-for-television film was broadcast in 1978, with all of the stage cast reprising their roles, except that Meryl Streep played Leilah.
- Wasserstein, Wendy. The Heidi Chronicles, Uncommon Women and Others, & Isn't It Romantic. New York: Vintage, 1990.
- Wasserstein, Wendy. Uncommon Women and Others - google books