"I love this piece; it's something I've been hearing about for years." says Kennedy. "It's this slice of life about southern women, and it's full of these amazing scenes, monologues, and songs. I love that the women depicted in this show have something important to say about life. But while the show is from a woman's perspective, I think it also appeals to men, because they will recognize these women as their mothers, their wives, and their friends."
Doing the show has other advantages for Kennedy. "The other women in the cast are astounding; working with Sally Mayes and Teri Ralston is like being part of a master class, and we are getting along brilliantly," she says. "And I get to play an instrument, which is fun since I am not particularly musical."
Working in the Steinberg Center's black box space is another appealing part of the project, says Kennedy. "It's really like a living room," she notes. "So it feels like we're inviting the audience to be part of a conversation rather than just performing songs for them."