Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company is excited to announce a season of plays celebrating women, beginning with Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter in October 2017.
Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole, and director of this production, says “We wanted to continue to highlight women this season, specifically the way women rise above challenges and find a way to move forward. We’re excited to bring the work of female playwrights, directors, and designers to the fore, and look forward to the conversations that we can spark through our artistic endeavors. When we first read An American Daughter, we couldn’t help but notice parallels to the recent election, and felt it was a story worth telling.”Set in 1990’s Washington, D.C., An American Daughter focuses on Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a health care expert and forty-something daughter of a long-time Senator. When the President nominates Lyssa to a Cabinet post, an indiscretion from her past is discovered. The media turns it into a scandal, which imperils her confirmation and divides her family and friends. Lyssa is forced to make a decision: continue to pursue the post and face an ugly Senate hearing, or decline the nomination, becoming a sacrificial lamb for the President. Pulley & Buttonhole’s 2017-2018 “Season of Persistence” features shows written and directed by women. After An American Daughter in October, the company will present Two Things You Don’t Talk About at Dinner by Lisa Loomer in February 2018, Exit, Pursued By A Bear by Lauren Gunderson in May 2018, and the world premier of The Matilda Effect by Bridget Reilly Beauchamp in June 2018.Pulley & Buttonhole is a non-profit, community-based theatre, committed to bringing the arts to the heart of the community through original productions, education, and community outreach. At Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company, communication and compassion are encouraged in the community and beyond through the power and persuasion of good storytelling. An American Daughter will be running October 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8pm, and October 22 at 2pm at Homestead Hall, 821 Homestead Road, Jenkintown PA. For tickets and information go to https://www.