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Academy Award winner Annette Bening returns to the Geffen Playhouse in this wildly wicked farce. Loosely inspired by a real-life incident involving feminist philosopher Germaine Greer, The Female of the Species tells the story of Margot Mason—famed auteur of such influential works as “Madame Ovary,” “Love and Other Four Letter Words” and “The Complete Insignificance of Male Sexuality”—who has retreated to her country home to pen her next masterpiece. Problem is, nothing’s coming. Nothing, that is, except for a young former student who is intent on taking Margot hostage as punishment for her mixed message ideology. Enter Margot’s overlooked daughter, her simplistic son-in-law, her longtime publisher and a disgruntled cab driver... and all of a sudden a simple kidnapping turns into a battle over who can throw the first punch and get the last word.

Performance Information

95 minutes, no intermission.

This production contains some loud noises.

Gil Cates Theater
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