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RE: Masquers Playhouse presents The Women by Clare Boothe Luce

Publicist: Peter Budinger (510) 712-0291 or publicity@masquers.org

The Women, the classic comedy by Clare Boothe Luce, opens March 27 at Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond. Before there was Sex and the City… before there were Real Housewives… there were The Women. Best known for its 1939 film version starring Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer and Rosalind Russell, this play combines high style and screwball comedy in an exceptionally witty, quotable script lampooning the social mores of the 1930s. The Women is smart, dangerous, delicious fun. Directed by Peter Budinger and DC Scarpelli.

featuring Annika Bergman, Ellen Brooks, Jayme Catalano, Anne Collins, Rebecca Davis, Jax Franks, Robyn Grahn, Rebecca Grayce, Jetta Martin, Rose Matthews, Shawn Oda, Michelle Pond, Christine Sheppard, Alicia von Kugelgen, Loralee Windsor, Judy Zimola

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm on April 5, 12 and 19. The show plays through April 25. Tickets are $22 and all seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.masquers.org or by calling (510) 232-4031. The playhouse is located off of Highway 580 (Richmond Parkway exit) at 105 Park Place, Point Richmond across from the Hotel Mac.

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Scenic Design by DC Scarpelli
Costume Design by Jo Lusk
Lighting  Design by Rob Bradshaw
Sound Design by DC Scarpelli & Peter Budinger

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm with Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm on April 5, 12 and 19. The show plays through April 25. Tickets are $22 and all seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.masquers.org or by calling (510) 232-4031. The playhouse is located off of Highway 580 (Richmond Parkway exit) at 105 Park Place, Point Richmond across from the Hotel Mac.

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The full company of Masquers Playhouse's  The Women. (Pictured, top row, L-R: Christine Sheppard, Annika Bergman, Jayme Catalano, Anne Collins; second row: Ellen Brooks, Michelle Pond, Jax Franks, Rebecca Davis; third row: Judy Zimola, Robyn Grahn, Alicia von Kugelgen, Jetta Martin; fourth row: Rebecca Grayce, Rose Matthews, Shawn Oda, Loralee Windsor.)  Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

The full company of Masquers Playhouse’s The Women. (Pictured, top row, L-R: Christine Sheppard, Annika Bergman, Jayme Catalano, Anne Collins; second row: Ellen Brooks, Michelle Pond, Jax Franks, Rebecca Davis; third row: Judy Zimola, Robyn Grahn, Alicia von Kugelgen, Jetta Martin; fourth row: Rebecca Grayce, Rose Matthews, Shawn Oda, Loralee Windsor.) Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

Park Avenue ladies meet for bridge and backbiting in The Women at Masquers Playhouse. (pictured, clockwise from top left: Jayme Catalano, Rebecca Grayce, Robyn Grahn, Rebecca Davis, Michelle Pond, Alicia von Kugelgen)

Park Avenue ladies meet for bridge and backbiting in The Women at Masquers Playhouse. (pictured, clockwise from top left: Jayme Catalano, Rebecca Grayce, Robyn Grahn, Rebecca Davis, Michelle Pond, Alicia von Kugelgen) Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

Socialite Mary Haines (Michelle Pond) and her daughter, Little Mary (Jax Franks) in  The Women at Masquers Playhouse.

Socialite Mary Haines (Michelle Pond) and her daughter, Little Mary (Jax Franks) in The Women at Masquers Playhouse. Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

Park Avenue dames Sylvia Fowler (Jayme Catalano) and Miriam Aarons (Annika Bergman) bare their claws in The Women at Masquers Playhouse.

Park Avenue dames Sylvia Fowler (Jayme Catalano) and Miriam Aarons (Annika Bergman) bare their claws in The Women at Masquers Playhouse. Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

Gold-digging shopgirl Crystal Allen (Rose Matthews) and spurned Park Avenue wife Mary Haines (Michelle Pond) face off in  The Women at Masquers Playhouse.

Gold-digging shopgirl Crystal Allen (Rose Matthews) and spurned Park Avenue wife Mary Haines (Michelle Pond) face off in The Women at Masquers Playhouse. Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

Park Avenue dames Sylvia Fowler (Jayme Catalano) and Miriam Aarons (Annika Bergman) bare their claws in The Women at Masquers Playhouse.

Park Avenue dames Sylvia Fowler (Jayme Catalano) and Miriam Aarons (Annika Bergman) bare their claws in The Women at Masquers Playhouse. Photo Credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

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