Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wendy Wasserstein, dead at 55

She'd been hospitalized with lymphoma for the past month.
A sad coda to the final scene of *The Heidi Chronicles*: Wasserstein is survived by her 6-year-old daughter.

Spokane productions:

Jan. 1993, The Heidi Chronicles, with Ron Varela (now, sadly, also gone), Mary Starkey -- and wasn't Troy Nickerson in that show, too?

Summer '93, Civic, Uncommon Women and Others Bobo didn't see this show, but did see a good student production of Uncommon Women, done in the round at EWU circa '97 (?)

Interplayers did The Sisters Rosensweig in May '96

I organized a play reading in my neighborhood of *An American Daughter* back in '97 or so.

And I'm probably forgetting other local productions -- sorry. Please write with details and memories.

I love "Heidi,* and I remember being so happy when WW won the Pulitzer - the third woman to do so in the '80s. But then women didn't win again until (three more of them) in '98-2002. (God, this is turning into a trivia contest. I had to look that last part up.)

Anyway, she will be missed. Very funny, very full of life, and -- this part is scary -- only 5 years older than me.
Very sad. I hope her daughter will be OK.


At February 01, 2006 4:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Troy was in it.

At February 02, 2006 11:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interplayers did "Isn't It Romantic" around the same time that Civic did "Uncommon Women", and Civic's Reading Stage did "American Daughter" as part of its "Vox Populi" series.

Thanks, Wendy. We'll miss you.

At February 02, 2006 3:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Welches produced "Uncommon Women and Others" when they were teaching at Fort Wright almost 30 years ago.

At February 03, 2006 12:06 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

And of course *The Sisters Rosensweig* is coming up at the Civic on Sunday, March 12, as a Reading Stage one-time-only performance.

At February 03, 2006 1:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...



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