Magazine article Herizons

My Other Women

Magazine article Herizons

My Other Women

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MY OTHER WOMEN

PAULINE CAREY

The Porcupine's Quill

REVIEW BY KRISROTHSTEIN

Andrea moves to Toronto in the 1960s to become an actress. She isa product of the sexual revolution and likes men and sex, but she falls in love only with married men - three, to be exact. She also finds permanent friendships with the men's wives, who don't know about her romantic escapades.

While there are obvious hints of autobiography in this account of life and liberation in the theatre. My Other Women is both convincing and literary. What is the meaning of being unmarried, unattached, childless? These are the questions that begin to obsess Andrea and become the impetus behind the life-changing show she writes and produces.

The Spinster Show\s a one-woman play in which Andrea blends history and fiction with family stories in order to question whether a woman needs to live with a man. That such a play would be considered revolutionary seems comical now, but it is a reminder of to pics that weren't considered important enough for artistic attention just a few de cades ago. …

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