Amy Brenneman
Amy Brenneman

Rapture, Blister, Burn

By Gina Gionfriddo

Playwrights Horizons, Geffen Playhouse

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths.

Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs – the prize being Gwen’s husband.


With searing insight and trademark wit, Gina Gionfriddo’s comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals.