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This show closed on September 29, 2019

About Fefu and Her Friends

In this splendidly surreal comedy-drama at Odyssey Theatre, a group of eight women gather at the country home of the brilliant and eccentric Fefu to plan an event for their do-gooding educational work. As multiple conflicts unfold between the old friends, they struggle to define who they are and what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated world.

In a format that was groundbreaking for its time, the play is divided into three parts. The first part takes place in the living room of the house with the full audience. The second part is set in four different areas of the house: the lawn, the study, the bedroom and the kitchen. Fornés deconstructed the familiar stage, removing the fourth wall, and scenes are played in multiple locations simultaneously. The audience is divided into groups to watch each scene, then they rotate to the next set as the scene is repeated, until each group has seen all four scenes. The play concludes in the living room with the full audience.

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Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains adult language and content.

Effective and provocative… this production is definitely worth your while.
That Awesome Theatre Blog
Innovative... Entertaining… Refreshing... The all-female cast are having a blast dealing with the male-dominated world they have inherited… an involving slice of eight women’s lives.
LA Splash
CRITIC’S CHOICE: An excellent production… holds a unique place in modern American drama … exemplary
Los Angeles Times

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

2055 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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