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The Heidi Chronicles

Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY

The Heidi Chronicles presents a quarter-century in the life of Heidi Holland, an art historian who is part of the baby boom generation. Through a series of flashbacks including a finishing-school dance, a collegiate party for presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy, a consciousness-raising group, a feminist demonstration, a television talk show, and a power lunch, the play follows Heidi and her friends as they discover the reality behind the myth of "having it all."

Wendy Wasserstein's play The Heidi Chronicles was first workshopped in the Seattle Rep's New Play Workshop series, and was later produced by Playwrights Horizons. The Heidi Chronicles earned the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards. Other plays include Uncommon Women and Others, Isn't It Romantic, and a musical, Miami (with Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman). She has written screenplays, books, and essays, and is a contributing editor for New York Woman and Harper's Bazaar. In 1993 she received the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in American Theater. She is graduate of Mount Holyoke and The Yale School of Drama.

Director: Daniel Sullivan
Set Designer: Thomas Lynch
Lighting Designer: Pat Collins
Sound Designer: Scott Lehrer
Costume Designer: Jennifer von Mayrhauser
Featured Performers: Joan Allen, Joanne Camp, Boyd Gaines, Ellen Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker
Running Dates: November 18, 1988-February 19, 1989 (moved to Plymouth Theatre)

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