Uncommon Women and Others


Writers: Wendy Wasserstein


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Drama, Comedy
Time & Place
a restaurant in 1978, and six years earlier at a college for women
Cast Size
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters


A group of Mount Holyoke-educated women meet at a restaurant for a reunion six years after they graduate. After excitedly greeting one another, telling jokes, and catching up, they flashback to various important moments from their college days that have helped to define their post-graduate lives. We see the impact of these early choices on their lives during the advent of second-wave feminism in the 1970s, as these women navigate work in what is still a man’s professional world and try to achieve the delicate and ever-unattainable work-life balance for which they long. It becomes clear that some of the women are exactly where they hoped to be, while others are still trying to find their way. Nonetheless, they all agree that it is their relationships with each other that have meant the most, and they are unified in their hope that good things will come to all of them in the future.

Lead Characters

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