Play Date

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The Women

Read, The Women on March 21 2024 at 7:00 pm. Join Play Date, read a play from around the world and have fun.
Clare Booth Luce Play Date The Women


Clare Booth Luce was an American writer, politician, US ambassador to Italy and a public conservative figure. As a writer, her most well known work was her 1936 play, “The Women”. In 1942, she won a republican seat in the US house of representatives. In 1953, she became the US ambassador to Italy where she was soon accepted by the community. In 1959, she almost became the ambassador to Brazil. Afterwards, she was the first woman member of congress to have received the presidential medal of freedom. She died of brain cancer on October 9, 1987.


The Women premiered on December 26, 1936 and has an only female cast. It is an entry in the genre known as a comedy of errors which means “it displays a series of events made ridiculous by the number of errors that were made throughout ”. Comedy of Errors – Websters Dictionary

It is a satire of aristocratic society in the late 1600s. The play is about wealthy Manhattan socialites and their power struggles and the gossip that spreads. The play has no male characters that appear on stage even though they are mentioned. The play has been adapted into 3 different movies; one in 1939, another in 1956, and a final one in 2008.


Play Date is a monthly play reading activity, held on the third Thursday of each month.  We read one play from around the world together. The play reading is followed by a group discussion about the play. Anyone is welcome to join and practice reading out loud, regardless of experience or level of English comprehension. With Play Date, learning English becomes fun. This is a place where you can practice speaking out loud, expand your vocabulary and meet new people. Play Date is produced by Crane Creations Theatre Company. Crane Creations is an immigrant led professional theatre company located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Join us for our next Play Date! 

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