Written by Jessica Bashline
Directed by Melissa Crespo
WP Theater, 2162 Broadway (between 76th & 77th Street)
Inspired by the true story of New York City midwife and abortionist, Ann Trow Lohman, WICKEDEST WOMAN follows the epic story of Lohman’s life in the 1800’s. Known as “Madame Restell,” when Lohman started performing abortions in 1838, they were legal in the US. When she committed suicide, almost 40 years later at the end of her career, they were illegal. WICKEDEST WOMAN follows Lohman’s rise to notoriety and her struggle to keep her life intact as the scrutiny and even physical danger became ever more intense. A story about the history of abortions, reproductive rights, and a forgotten legacy.
The cast features Jose-Maria Aguila (Pulse/The Guthrie), Luke Zimmerman (Masculinity Max/The Public), Emily Gardner Xu Hall (Nell Gwynn/Chicago Shakespeare), Dawn McGee (High Maintenance/HBO & The Tick/Amazon), Evan Daves (Coast of Utopia/Lincoln Center Theater), Jasmin Walker (Avenue Q/New World Stages).
Tickets are $35 and are available at http://www.wickedestwomantheplay.com/
Performances take place at the WP Theater, 2162 Broadway (between 76th & 77th Street), New York, NY, 10024. Subways: 1/2 to 79th Street, B/C to 81st Street.
Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm (Opening Night)
Sunday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 22 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 @ 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 31 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 2 @ 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm