The Best of Everything

Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020
$5 - $20
Desk Set, 2003
Desk Set, 2003
Performance Showtimes: 
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 - 7:30pm
Tue, Feb 4, 2020 - 7:30pm
Thu, Feb 6, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 7, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 - 7:30pm
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sat, Feb 15, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

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Adapted by Julie Kramer from the book by Rona Jaffe
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
February 6 – 16, 2020
   Previews February 1 & 4
   Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday February 12
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

“I suggest you decide which kind of girl you want to be. Otherwise, someone else will make that decision for you.”

A sensational career, thrilling adventures, and a husband and children (eventually)—that’s what the women in the Fabian Publishing typing pool want: nothing less than the best of everything. UW Drama faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton directs a cast of graduate actors in Julie Kramer’s adaptation of Rona Jaffe’s, funny, candid, clear-eyed look at the lives of working women in 1950s New York, through the gaze of the women themselves. The New York Times review of the 2012 production says, “The whole show is refreshingly free of the 'aren't-we-clever' self-consciousness that often accompanies such excursions into pop-culture past…There is a welcome humility at work here, which in turn creates a feeling of unvarnished transparency.”

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