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Angry Housewives

Angry Housewives
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: A.M. Collins
Lyrics by: Chad Henry
Music by: Chad Henry
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 84
Pub. Date: 2010
ISBN-10: 0573681449
ISBN-13: 9780573681448
Cast Size: 4 women, 4 men

About the Play:

Angry Housewives is a full-length musical comedy by creator and author A.M. Collins and composer-lyricist Chad Henry. An edgy comedy about a quartet of frustrated suburban women who decide to break loose from the chains that restrain them, form a punk rock band, and compete for a modest but much-wanted cash prize at the local hard rock hangout.

Bored with their everyday lives and kept in insignificance by their boyfriends/husbands, these are four angry women. They try a number of outlets, but nothing suits until one of them strikes a chord on her guitar and suggests that they form a punk rock group to enter the upcoming talent show at the neighbourhood punk club? Their group "The Angry Housewives," enter and win. This genial satire of contemporary feminism ran for ages and lays claim to the longest sold out run of a musical in Seattle history.

Angry Housewives premiered in 1983 at the Pioneer Square Theatre in Seattle, Washington for what was planned to be a five-week run, but strong reviews and sold-out houses prompted an extension. Several more followed and the show ran through most of the 1980s. An Off-Broadway production opened in 1986 and ran for 136 performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City. It has been seen in London and has had a healthy run in regional theatre, including most major cities in America.

Cast: 4 women, 4 men

What people say:

"The show is insistently outrageous, frequently funny, occasionally witty and altogether irresistible." — The Seattle Times

"...laughter, not logic, is the priority here... and... this show creates laughter as if it had the patent." — Los Angeles Times

About the Playwright:

A.M. Collins (Annamarie, but known to one and all as A.M.) is an American actor and playwright wrote what must be the longest running show in Seattle theatre history: the spoofy musical Angry Housewives.

Chad Henry is an American composer, actor, lyricist, playwright, and author. He has written over twenty shows that premiere in his home state, Washington.