Rapture, Blister, Burn


Fri Jul 12, 2013 – Sat Aug 10, 2013

Partner Organization

ACT Theatre


ACT Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

When Catherine, a 40-something, single, and highly successful academic returns to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother, she reconnects with her college roommate and best friend, Gwen, now a stay-at-home mother and housewife married to Catherine's old flame. Both women, coveting each other's choices, attempt to find the happiness and fulfillment they lack by travelling a very bumpy road not taken, with surprising and hilarious results. This fast-paced, witty comedy by Gina Gionfriddo explores the continuing fallout and evolution of the feminist movement.


All the Dangerous Things

The results of seeing ACT Theatre's Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo:

1. My abs hurt for three days from laughing too hard.

2. My mom and I are still repeating the best jokes, even to people who have no idea what we’re talking about.

3. I have a sudden desire to become a playwright.

4. Being an adult doesn’t seem so weird/scary/awful.

The show starts (with a fantastic set by Matthew Smucker) in a picturesque suburban backyard. Catherine has returned from her NYC career as an academic rock star to take care of her aging mother Alice, in the town where her...

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REEL GRRLS Partnership: Calling all Teen Vloggers!

Hey, TeenTixers!

Own a video camera or webcam? We want you to express your opinions on the world wide web!

ACT Theatre is asking for video blogs to coincide with their upcoming production of Rapture, Blister, Burn. The prompt for your vlog is this: What is Feminism to You? All vlogs will be posted on the ACT Theatre facebook page, and vlogs received by July 15 will be eligible to be chosen for a DVD compilation that will be featured in the lobby during the performances of Rapture, Blister, Burn!

About this show: Three generations of women explore the wild waves of feminism...

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