Neil Simon Full Length, Comedy
Characters: 1 male, 7 female
Combination interior and Unit set.
America’s premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake, played by Alan Alda on Broadway, and his women definitely deliver.
“Fantastically funny…Jake’s Women are a wonderful crowd.”-New York Post
“Full of funny lines.”-The New Yorker
“One of Simon’s best.”-The Los Angeles Times
“Wit and wisecracks aplenty.”-UPI
“Spending time with Jake’s Women is a wholly justifiable diversion for the audience as well as the protagonist.”-New York Daily News