Women are running for president. Men are exfoliating. Itís all jumbled: you canít read the signs. Can any woman have it all? Catherine is a rock-star academic, while Gwen built a home with a husband and children. Unfulfilled in opposite ways, each woman covets the otherís life, and a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the otherís territory. Gina Gionfriddo dissects modern gender politics in this breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy. 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.
ďÖintensely smart, immensely funnyÖWhatís exciting about [Gionfriddoís] writing here is the multiplicity of the ideas it engages. Heady with sharp-witted dialogue about the particularities of womenís experience,
Rapture more largely illuminates how hard it can be to forge both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life in an era that seems to demand superhuman achievement from everyone.Ē
óThe New York Times