By Matthew Barber, from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
This delightful romantic comedy, based on the beloved novel, comes to the FAC for the first time, following 500 critically-acclaimed productions worldwide. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and post-WWI society, two unhappy London housewives rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday away – reluctantly recruiting a pair of difficult, upper-class women to share the cost and the experience. Together, among the wisteria blossoms and the Mediterranean sunshine, the four women clash — and then begin to bond and bloom — until men once again upset the balance.
“As good as they come … a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday. A magical triumph.” -LA Times
“A play where every single element falls perfectly into place … a show that leaves you positively glowing.” -NY Theatre