Need to leave your menfolk at home? You know, for a true girl's night out? Then check out this all-girl show on the stage. The Contemporary Theatre of Dallas will be presenting Clare Booth Luce's The Women (you may well remember the movie starring Norma Shearer as Mary Haines, the socialite wife and mother losing her husband to bitchy, sexy shopgirl Crystal, played by Joan Crawford). Hollywood had eyes on a remake some years back with another all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan and a pre-rehab Whitney Houston, but a modernized version of the movie wouldn't work without changing the essence of Luce's play, a story about strong-willed women in a time when they couldn't be complete without their man. Or, at least, a man. The original film and the play, however, are oh-so-delicious. With this much biting dialogue, who needs Soap Net? Just be sure to wear your Jungle Red nail polish. Tell the gents it's a girlie show, and they just might join you. Besides, it's directed by Susan Sargeant, Dallas Observer favorite and winner of the DFW Theater Critics Forum Award.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 13. Continues through Feb. 19