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Miss Witherspoon
Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Ryder Thornton

December 9, 2010 – January 9, 2011
The Adrienne Theatre Main Stage
2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
The sky is falling! Unable to cope with the horrors of modern civilization and inexplicably pushed over the edge by a delayed reaction to the demise of Skylab, middle-aged Veronica commits suicide. Instead of arriving in heaven, she finds herself in the bardo, a kind of waiting room for the afterlife. Suddenly a woman in a sari tells her she must return to earth because there are still lessons to be learned. She's determined to stay put. Nicknamed Miss Witherspoon by her spiritual guide because of her "brown tweed aura", she finds herself stuck in a cycle of reincarnation. A Philadelphia premiere by New Jersey native Christopher Durang, this dark farce takes us on a journey that suggests that for sensitive souls in a world gone mad… death is easy, the after-life is hard.

"The brash piece hasn't been done professionally in Philadelphia until now, and is getting an exhilarating local premiere by New City Stage Company at Center City's Adrienne Theatre."
– Philadelphia Inquirer

"After attending the opening of Christopher Durang's Miss Witherspoon on Saturday night, I am happy to report that everyone in the audience not only found the production hilarious, but also got the uplifting moral behind it"
– Central Voice Blog


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