“Vanities,” directed by David Armstrong, is the type of play that makes you think back on your life. It makes you reflect on your goals and aspirations of high school, the perfect planned out life you day- dreamed about, and compare it to reality.
This three woman musical shows three best friends of high school as they grow up, grow apart, and come back together. It shows the importance of accepting change and acknowledging the darker moments in life. The three women, Billie Wildrick as Mary, Jennifer Sue Johnson as Joanne, and Caymen Ilika as Kathy do such an amazing job getting the audience wrapped up in the events of each woman’s life through time. The way the director represented time was very creative, with each scene having the women dressed in different wigs and outfits to represent the time period.
The director went a step further, by having each actress change on stage and then sit in front of a mirror adding the wig and applying the make-up to paint their characters back into place as they transform and shift into new roles because of life’s circumstances.“Vanities” is a far cry from vain woman staring in the mirror and is more a depiction of women breaking down and becoming honest to themselves and each other. This play is a great experience and makes one reflect back on life and look at who one was and who one has become and as time goes on who one will be in the future.
Directed by David Armstrong
February 4 - May 1, 2011 | NORTHWEST PREMIERE!
In The Falls Theatre
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
A special Northwest premiere produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, to be performed at the intimate Falls Theatre at ACT.