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Wives - 2019 - Off-Broadway

Starting at $49

From the brawny castles of 16th Century France, to the rugged plains of 1960s Idaho, to the strapping fortresses of 1920s India, all hail the remarkable stories of Great Men and their whiny, witchy, vapid, vengeful, jealous wives. In this kaleidoscopic, time-hopping comedy, Jaclyn Backhaus pushes past patriarchal cliche to reach an ecstatic breakthrough, untethering stories and history, and language itself, from the visions made by men.


Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)

(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd Street


by Review Roundups - September 17, 2019
Playwrights Horizons begins its 2019/20 season with Wives, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Margot Bordelon.
by Michael Dale - September 17, 2019
The king is dead, and the women who were rivals for his affection suddenly realize he wasn't anything worth fighting over. Okay, then... dance break!
by Julie Musbach - August 13, 2019
Playwrights Horizons is, from now through Thursday, August 15, at noon, accepting entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the world premiere production of Wives, written by Jaclyn Backhaus
by Julie Musbach - July 25, 2019
Playwrights Horizons begins its 2019/20 season of works from groundbreaking playwrights pushing their singular styles to new heights with Wives, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Margot Bordelon