Utah play ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ puts funny back in feminist | Salt Lake Tribune

27 October 2014

Ellen Fagg Weist | October 17, 2014 | Salt Lake Tribune

 

The articulately worded massacre threat that prompted feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian to cancel her Utah speech last week makes the provocative questions posed by the production of "Rapture, Blister, Burn" seem oddly prescient.

But maybe playwright Gina Gionfriddo's story about juggling ambition and family have been relevant ever since the first gatherer dropped the first "f-bomb" — feminism, that is — while demanding her hunter-partner split the work of caring for their young cave dwellers. And nagging him not to lose his ambition in the process.

 

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