WPS: I'll Give You Something to Cry About

Women Playwrights Series

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Patricia Cotter

Paulette and Ann Marie are sisters - they share some DNA, a brutal sense of humor and that's about it.  So what happens when Paulette shows up unannounced to Ann Marie's San Francisco apartment?  "I'll Give You Something to Cry About" is a ruthless comedy that investigates the meaning of family, responsibility and the power of letting go.

Admission by donation. 

Advanced reservations require a $5.00 minimum donation.

Due to COVID-19 requirements and restrictions seating is limited.  Advance reservations recommended.

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About the Playwright

Patricia Cotter

Awards include American Academy of Arts Letters, Richard Rodgers Award, Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award, Plays include:  1980  (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson) Chicago's Jackalope Theatre 2017, Jeff Awards nominee for Best New Play, The Surrogate, winner of the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award, finalist at the 2016 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, produced at Centenary Stage Company, NJ, in 2017.  Rules of Comedy, produced in 2015 Humana Festival of Ten-Minute Plays.  The Stars Look Very Different Today was produced as part of Theatreworks 17th Annual New Works Festival, 2018.  Drinking on A Plane in 2018, and The Anthropology Section in 2015 both produced by The Actors Theatre of Louisville's The Tens, The Break Up Notebook (a GLAAD Award nominee).

Musicals (librettist/adaptations) include Rocket Science: A Musical, received readings at Playwrights Horizons in New York (directed by Kathleen Marshall) and was produced at The Village Theatre, Seattle; The Break-Up Notebook: A Musical (based on her play), at The Vineyard Theatre in New York.  She was asked by Disney Theatricals and MTI to write Mulan, Jr. (based on the Disney film Mulan), which is produced and performed nationally.  Patricia adapted The Surrogate for Kanbar Entertainment and the film is slated for a 2020 release.  Patricia's most recent play; After All I Did For You was commissioned from Theatre Lab at FAU as part of their Fair Play Initiative with a reading scheduled for October 2019.  She is in residence as a playwright at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco.  In addition to writing for the stage, Patricia has written for Twntieth Century Fox Television, Disney Theatrical, and Comedy Central.


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