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Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


May 30, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
08:00 PM until 10:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, a sizzling musical farce of female resilience, with book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, based on the Academy Award nominated film by Pedro Almodóvar.  WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN will have 12 performances, including two previews, May 30 through June 22, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA.  Tickets are $18 - $35, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.


“A joyous evening: an affectionate, poignant and defiant tribute to female resilience” – Financial Times

Newly revised and streamlined for the London West End, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN whisks us off to sexy 1980s Madrid, and to the unravelling world of a voice-over artist – Pepa – Pepa’s wandering lover, the lover’s wacky ex-wife, their son and his fiancée, Pepa’s angsty model friend and her suspicious boyfriend, plus a lawyer, and a talkative taxi driver. All this black comic chaos is served up with a very specially laced gazpacho, and an irresistible Spanish-flavored beat.

“When I was a boy, I grew up surrounded by strong women ... the kind of generation of women who saved our country from the [Spanish Civil] war,” the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar said, in a symposium shortly before the London premiere. It was these women who passed on to him the “inspiration for the female characters” he has created throughout his career. The vibrant Pepa and her female friends in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown are ultimately survivors. Even the eye-popping Technicolor colors which are a trademark of the film, and now imbue the musical stage version, are more than a simple fashion statement, representing an expression of release from the many years of a repressive regime.

Town Hall Theatre is excited to be offering the Bay Area a first look at the West End 2015 revised version of Women on the Verge. In an interview, composer Yazbek has said he and Lane wanted to revisit the show because they wanted to focus more on the main character’s story, keeping the story thread clear. Yazbek describes the show as not only very funny, but also quite timely and moving.




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3535 School Street
Lafayette, CA

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