Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show
Sunday Night Performance
October 7, 2012, 8:00 pm
On Sunday night, we’re kicking off Women At Woodstock with a welcome party, and dinner – and then a performance of Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show, performed by actress and co-playwright Alice Barden! Based on a true story, Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show is a play that started when Alice and Elizabeth were pushing and pulling 40, and didn’t like how our culture was trying to make them feel about themselves. Both still single, childless, career women, it seemed that everyone and their brother was telling them their lives were meaningless and over. So the two long time best friends decided to write a show about fighting back and living even larger. In the middle of their project, Elizabeth is diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and writing the play becomes their lifeline.
At times hilarious and heartbreaking, the play was written by Alice Barden and Elizabeth Walker, has been workshopped in New York City, L.A. and San Francisco, and won two awards for best acting and best production in the Midtown International Theatre Festival (NYC). Alice Barden performs the piece playing herself at different ages, her friend Elizabeth, their mothers, and various other players in their lives. The 65 minute piece is for anyone who has the good fortune to love someone throughout the twists and turns of life.