The Best of Everything 95 WordsPerMinute
About the show
The Best of Everything is a new adaptation of Rona Jaffe's 1958 bestseller about ambitious secretaries in the big city. These girls want thrilling careers and gay adventures—and husbands and children too, in due time. Today we call that “having it all”; these girls call it "The Best of Everything". They’re not sure it’s possible either.
"The Best of Everything is neither a delirious sendup nor a mordant, finger-wagging deconstruction. It’s a respectful, hysteria-free, streamlined and appealingly modest effort that lets Jaffe’s working girls speak for themselves.... "
--Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“It’s Stage Door in a Mad Men world, with a jigger of Peyton Place, and Kramer treats its soapiness like a bubble bath whose froth conceals some pretty dirty water.”
--Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
"An absolute treat.... The Best of Everything nimbly lives up to its title."
"The Best of Everything had me at hello… Everything about this show is impeccable."
This theatrical adaptation is produced with the permission of The Rona Jaffe Foundation.
95WordsPerMinute is director/writer Julie Kramer and actor/writer Amy Wilson, longtime collaborators who think feminism and comedy go perfectly together. They make theater about fast-talking women with smart mouths who seize the narrative and question the status quo.
join us after certain performances for
TALKBACKS with these exciting authors:
Thursday, October 11:
Janet Groth, The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker
Thursday, October 18:
Merle Hoffman, Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room
Saturday, October 20:
Letty Cottin Pogrebin - Feminist, activist, and co-founder, Ms. Magazine
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Adapted and directed by Julie Kramer
Based on the book by Rona Jaffe
Developed with: Amy Wilson
Associate Producer: Holly Rosen Fink
Sept 29 - Oct 20 | Tues - Sat
Two more shows just added:
Monday Oct 15 at 8:30pm
Saturday, Oct 20 at 4:00pm