The Theater: Stereotopical

UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS

by Wendy Wasserstein

Drama is not a photographic art. Holding the mirror up to nature has virtually nothing to do with producing mirror images. Unfortunately, Wendy Wasserstein seems to have written her first play with a Polaroid.

Uncommon Women and Others, produced by Manhattan's Phoenix Theater, begins as a mini-reunion in a restaurant. Five Mount Holyoke College graduates (the "uncommon" ones) have got together six years later for one of those treacherous show-and-tell sessions. In flashback, the women return to their senior year. The college feels tremors of future culture shock,...

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