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The Pain of My Belligerence - 2019 - Off-Broadway

Twenty-something and brilliant, Cat is a journalist at the top of her game: tack-sharp and ambitious, and rapidly establishing her place in the field. Until she meets Guy - magnetic, devilishly charming, and married - and the attrition begins. Charting their spiky relationship over eight years, following a rapidly changing America, Halley Feiffer’s harrowing comedy sheds light on how we perpetuate our roles within a patriarchal culture, and the promise of a new paradigm.


Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)

(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd Street

The Pain of My Belligerence Off-Broadway Cast


by Michael Dale - May 5, 2019
If you're like this male theatre critic, you'll spend the first twenty minutes or so of Halley Feiffer's The Pain of My Belligerence wondering why the woman at the center of the story is putting up with the atrocious immature behavior of the guy who's her arrogant and disrespectful dinner date. If you're like the woman who was my theatre companion for the evening, you'll know exactly what's going on.