Theater: Jest Match

A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING by John Ford Noonan

Whatever the sociological pressure gauges are recording on the state of women's lib, Playwright Noonan has written a lighter-than-air comedy on female bonding.

At first glance, the women in this two-character play seem singularly unbondable. Maude Mix (Susan Sarandon) is a prim, orderly Westchester housewife. Her decorator-designed kitchen qualifies as a picture spread in Better Homes and Gardens, and her life seems to mirror her kitchen. When the curtain rises, Maude is meticulously folding laundry and baking chocolate chip cookies for charity. As if to modify these rituals, she breaks into a...

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