Elisabeth Moss

For Rep Stage, feminist issues in 'The Heidi Chronicles' still as relevant as ever

For Rep Stage, feminist issues in 'The Heidi Chronicles' still as relevant as ever

If you judged by the 2015 revival on Broadway, the late Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play “The Heidi Chronicles” must be passe.

The short-lived production lasted only 80 performances despite the cachet of “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss in the cast. The poor showing prompted post-mortems suggesting that a work hailed as a pioneering feminist play after bowing on Broadway in 1989 — it ran for more than 600 performances back then — has lost its relevance.

Rep Stage begs to differ.

The Columbia-based professional theater company opens its 25th anniversary season Friday with “The Heidi Chronicles,” which follows the life of the fictional Heidi...

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