The Bleecker Company presents the Sondra Lee production of Elizabeth Stearns' Hillbilly Women -- a play with music telling the personal stories of Appalachian women, based on the book of the same title by Kathy Kahn.
Based on interviews, Hillbilly Women follows the lives of six women who reveal in song and narrative their heartfelt stories of survival against incredible odds among the coalmines, factories and farms of Appalachia. The women's recollections of Appalachian life in the late-70s is underscored with traditional songs and country & western favorites made famous by The Judds, Tim Sullivan, Tammy Wynette, and others.
The ensemble of Hillbilly Women includes Lauren Fox ("I Love You, I Love You Not"); former first lady of NYC Donna Hanover (THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, "The People vs. Larry Flynt"); Annette Hunt (DONA ROSITA: WHILE SHE WAITS); Evangeline Johns (LATE NITE CATECHISM, BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE); Alicia Meer (FAUST INVITRO); Mickey Sumner (Neil Jordan's "The Borgias"); and Mimi Turque (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF).
Appropriate For Ages: 16 and older