Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by… that old English guy, what’s his name? Ah, forget it. In Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be. Directed by Mike Donahue (MCC Theater’s The Legend of Georgia McBride), this New York premiere invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.
Our entrepid photographer, Rose Billings, met up with the cast (and more!) of the now extended “Collective Rage” play in Midtown Manhattan. The play is called ‘The Vagina Monologues Times 5’. See the pics and check out the link to the show below! Featured are Dana Delaney, Chaunté Wayans, Lea De Laria, Adina Verso, Ana Villa Fane, and also Bernadette Peters who showed up to see the show!