Problems Between Sisters

PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 8, 2024

BY JULIA MAY JONAS
LOCATION MEAD THEATRE
DIRECTED BY SIVAN BATTAT

Two pregnant sisters—one visual artist, one con artist—converge on a remote family cabin in Vermont. Jess races to finish her long-awaited solo show; Rory sees a new audience for her latest scam. When Rory hatches a plan for an art project of her own, the problems between the sisters flare into a collision of family baggage, personal morality, and artistic taste. A response to True West, Sam Shepard’s surreal psychodrama about brothers with problems, Problems Between Sisters is a funny and savage take on domestication, creativity, and the elusive demands of the Primal Female.  

This world premiere is a part of Julia May Jonas’s five-play ALTAS cycle (“All Long True American Stories”), in which she reimagines canonical 20th-century American male-experience plays as they’d be experienced by other people, mostly women.

Problems Between Sisters is generously underwritten by Teresa & Dan Schwartz and Joan & David Maxwell.

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