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Inspired by Doris Lessing's novel, The Diary of Jane Somers, The Living Theatre presents the encounter of two women of different ages and different classes, an elderly, poor woman living in squalor, and a middle-aged fashion editor near the top of her career -- they bridge a series of cultural-historical gaps and develop a deep love for one another -- Maudie & Jane presents a vision of the depth of communication possible beyond the barriers of class and age. Judith Malina is the willful, self-possessed crone Maudie, declaring her independence at every turn and Pat Russell is Jane, in crisis despite herself and her success, and finding in Maudie the possibility of other levels of communication that transform her life. Written by Luciano Nattino, directed by Hanon Reznikov, designed by Gary Brackett, music by Patrick Grant.

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