Rapture, Blister, Burn

  • 901 Cherry Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Iowa Stage Theatre Company
  • Dates: 5/10/2018, 5/11/2018, 5/13/2018, 5/16/2018, 5/17/2018, 5/18/2018, 5/19/2018, 5/20/2018
  • Location: Kum & Go Theater
  • Phone: (515) 309-0251
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Event Times: Weekday evening performances; weekend matinee and evening performances
  • Price: Adults - $35; Seniors - $30 and Students - $20
  • Overview

    After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.  

    "…intensely smart, immensely funny…RAPTURE more largely illuminates how hard it can be to forge both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life in an era that seems to demand superhuman achievement from everyone." New York Times.