WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Woman Illusion, written and directed by Piper Rasmussen, is a playful, wicked gallery of ways to be a woman, interspersed with parlor magic. The settings range from a tense job interview to the battlefields of Queen Elizabeth I. A small cast leads a funny, empowering, hour-long adventure through time and space, using magic and theater techniques to gently unravel the spellbinding everyday performance of femininity. Being the right woman at the right time — wife or employee, actor or leader — means performing a constant disappearing act on the parts of yourself that don't fit. This piece examines the daily interactions between men and women, and between women themselves, scrutinizing the subtle ways we help and hinder each other in the world.