by Edna O’Brien
Directed by Jennifer Decker
July 28 – August 12, 2006
Midtown Art Center
Three women, full of life, lust and power, reveal their passion for the same man, and confront the ways that love can both liberate and entrap. This lyrical drama weaves together their stories to construct the portrait of a man through the eyes of the women who love him.
This production was a Houston premiere.
About the Playwright
Irish novelist Edna O’Brien has had nine books banned in her native country, but has won multitudes of admirers and numerous awards (including the Kingsley Amis Award for fiction, the Yorkshire Post Novel Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) around the world for her explorations of sex, marriage, religious upbringing, and predatory relationships. This play’s U.S. premiere was in San Francisco in 2003 to rave reviews, and was produced in New York in 2004.
In “Triptych,” love is a crazy thing / Edna O’Brien’s sexy and juicy play transcends soap opera fluff – Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, July 29, 2006
Women Scorned – Lee Williams, Houston Press, August 10, 2006
Cast and Crew
Pauline: Michelle Edwards
Clarissa: Patricia Duran
Brandy: Christie Guidry
Director: Jennifer Decker