Eight women and zero men comprise the cast of LAB! Theatre’s most recent main stage production.
“Uncommon Women and Others, ”set in the early 1970s at Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school in Massachusetts, opens tonight in Kenan Theatre.
The script, written by Tony-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, was inspired by her own experience at Mount Holyoke. It was first performed off-Broadway in 1977.
The plot focuses on a group of girls about to graduate college, said Stephanie Linas, director of the play.
“They are dealing with how to handle feminism and female identity coming out of college and going into the professional world,” she said.
The script tells the characters’ stories through a series of flashbacks.
“We can all relate to something in the show, especially as women in college, because it’s what it is about,” said freshmen Katie Chelena, member of the cast.
LAB!, which is open to all UNC students, rarely produces all-female plays.
Linas said that the atypical cast created an unusual rehearsal dynamic.