Ladies and Not-So-Gentle Women: New Theatre's Ladies and Not-So-Gentle Women could be considered a Victorian-era Sex and the City. But the four New York women at the center of Alfred Allan Lewis's memory play are not your average singletons. These ladies are the crme de la femme of high society, pioneers of new female roles and careers at the turn of the century. This world-premiere play presents a vivid picture of society during the era in which Elizabeth Marbury became one of the most powerful women in American theater. Lewis demonstrates how this controversial figure opened the door for women worldwide to legitimately earn as much as their male counterparts. The cast of six gives a lyrically scorching and solid performance, but the fleeting glimpses into their pampered lives fail to arouse emotional reaction. By the time the lead character settles into her wheelchair to await death, there won't be a teary eye in the house. Joanne Green Through December 31. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables; 305-443-5909.
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