Many Hats Theatre Presents: Rapture, Blister, Burn

Event Dates:
  • Thu September 5, 2019 8:00 PM
  • Fri September 6, 2019 8:00 PM
  • Sat September 7, 2019 8:00 PM
  • Sun September 8, 2019 2:00 PM
  • Thu September 12, 2019 8:00 PM
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  • Event Cost: $22-25

For our 58th production and the fourth in our 12th season we are pleased to bring you a contemporary comedy “Rapture, Blister, Burn”  by award-winning American playwright Gina Gionfriddo who has written for ‘The West Wing’ and ‘House of Cards.’

Can any woman have it all? After university Catherine (Tammy Hansel) and Gwen (Dianna Zumpano) chose opposite paths: Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband Don  (Neil Ritcey)  and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, and a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the other’s territory. Sparks fly and the age-old question arises: ‘what do women really want?’ Rounding out the cast as Alice Croll is Many Hats favourite Eleanor Walker and as Avery, Dana Beecroft. Eric Hanston Directs and Shannon French is the Producer.

“Rapture, Blister, Burn’  dissects modern gender politics in this breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy, set in a small New England college town. Traversing the experiences of women across the generations, this play is a hugely entertaining exploration of a new style of feminism, ripe for the twenty-first century.

‘Rapture, Blister, Burns’ opens September 5 and runs until the 28th. There will be an opening night reception featuring the wines of our official winery sponsor, Play Estate Wines along with tasty snacks from The Nest and Nectar.

The Second Night reception on Friday September 6 will feature the craft brews of Cannery Brewing Company.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 students/seniors and are now available on Many Hats’ Eventbrite page accessed here: Eventbrite