A handsome set by Anna Driftmier that looks like it might have been designed by the great recycler, Louise Nevelson, is the real star of this show.
By Andrew Andrews
In the mid nineteenth century, when the medical profession wasn’t particularly regulated, anyone could hang a shingle calling themselves a doctor and dispense “medications” and perform surgery without
One such person was Ann Lohman, a self-proclaimed “female physician” who amassed a great fortune in New York City, performing abortions and arranging the adoption of illegitimate babies under the alias Madame Restell, at a time when most reputable doctors and hospitals would
Wickedest Woman is Lohman’s story, told from
Starring Jessica O’Hara-Barker as the strong female lead and with Jose-Maria Aguila in the supporting role as her second husband, this production, written by Jessica Bashline and directed by Melissa Crespo, features a handsome set by Anna Driftmier that looks like it might have been designed by the great recycler,
Featuring live, traditional folk songs about the melancholic fate of women in a land dominated by an elite patriarchy incapable of experiencing pregnancy or poverty, Wickedest Woman straddles the line that would make it a musical, and the assignment of the gender-diverse cast to roles that dismiss the binary in Victorian-era costumes allow this production to straddle the line that would label
Andrew Andrews attended Wickedest Woman at McGinn/Cazale Theater WP Theater in Manhattan on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 7:00pm to write this review.
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