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Rapture, Blister, Burn


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Gina Gionfriddo dissects modern gender politics in this breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy.

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Gina Gionfriddo is an American writer whose plays include Becky Shaw; Rapture, Blister, Burn;After Ashley; US Drag and Guinevere. She has won an Obie Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Helen Merrill Prize for Emerging Playwrights, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In addition to writing, Gionfriddo has taught playwriting at Brown University, Providence College, and Rhode Island College.


Combines intelligence with winning humour and palpable humanity. * Telegraph *
. . . an interesting potted history of postwar feminism . . . * Guardian *
the best sassy one-liners * Independent *
modern feminist theatre can be pretty cool. * Time Out London *
a witty, unsentimental piece that . . . fully articulate[s] tricksy questions about how one should live one's life in these enlightened times. * Time Out London *
[Gionfriddo] is back with another sparky comedy, which combines intelligence with winning humour and palpable humanity ... the warmth and wisdom of the writing remain impressive. * Daily Telegraph *
It's a highly intelligent play, but beyond the witty debate it is the wise humanity of the piece that impresses most. * Daily Telegraph *
much wittier than many an ideas play. * The Times *
articulate, witty * Sunday Express *
Gionfriddo has written an engrossing and entertaining play * Metro (London) *
plenty of good laughs . . . a very impressive clarity and zest . . . some good bright lines * Tribune *

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