Brianne Beatrice is a Marblehead resident and a 2004 graduate of Salem State Theatre who holds an MFA from Penn State.
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Salem State Theatre presents ‘Uncommon Women and Others’

SALEM -- The award-winning theater department at Salem State University presents "Uncommon Women and Others" by Wendy Wasserstein in the Callan Studio Theatre, February 14–24.

Wasserstein's debut work took Broadway by storm in 1977. Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of a group of close friends at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them.

Director Brianne Beatrice said, "What do you do when you are told you can do anything, that you are 'uncommon' women, but then you realize that you are limited by societal norms and lack of opportunities? Or your aspirations have changed and some of your peers view this as a kind of failure? In this play Wasserstein's characters explore what it means to be a woman in a man's world, navigating contemporary society. Even though the play is 40 years old, the conversations and revelations that it contains could be dropped into 2019 as women continue to navigate their place in the world." Beatrice is a Marblehead resident and a 2004 graduate of Salem State Theatre who holds an MFA from Penn State.

Performance dates and times: February 14-16 and February 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and February 24 at 2 p.m. A Prelude Conversation with the director and members of the creative team will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general, $15 for seniors and students 18 and older and free for students younger than 18. Purchase at salemstatetickets.com or 978-542-6365. This production is recommended for mature audiences.

This production is presented by Salem State University's theatre department and Center for Creative and Performing Arts (salemstate.edu/arts).  

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