New York City
Roland Schimmelpfennig’s The Woman Before poses the question, “What happens when someone insists on love above all other bonds?” Everything is packed and the family is moving. Frank and Claudia, along with their nearly grown son, Andi, are leaving the place where they have enjoyed nearly 20 years of marriage and raised their son. The hallway is filled with mountains of boxes and a melancholy air blows through the empty apartment. Andi will have to say goodbye to his first girlfriend, Tina. Old remembrances surface as the last box is packed. Suddenly the doorbell rings. Frank opens the door. Standing there is Romy, Frank’s first love: “You swore that you’d love me forever. Now I’ve come to hold you to that promise.” Daniel Fish directs.
The Woman Before is presented as a part of the Stadttheater New York festival.
Friday, May 5 8:30 PM (Official Opening)
Saturday, May 6 8:30 PM
Sunday, May 7 4:00 PM (matinee)
Wednesday, May 10 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 11 8:30 PM
Sunday, May 14 4:00 (matinee) & 8:30 PM
Friday, May 19 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 20 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 24 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 25 8:30 PM
Friday, May 26 8:30 PM
Final performance: December 17, 2023
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