UGA Theatre - The University of Georgia

THE TALL GIRLS

 
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Playwright: Meg Miroshnik. Director: Alumna Anna Pieri.
Approx. Runtime: 2 Hours  |  Location: Cellar Theatre
Dates: September 21-22. 25-28 @ 8PM, September 23 & 30 @ 2:30PM

1930s America: 15-year old Jean moves to the rural town of Poor Prairie to look after her volatile younger cousin, Almeda. When a teacher with a mysterious past arrives at their high school, he enlists the girls of Poor Prairie to put together a basketball team. The game becomes a means for them to escape the dreary realities of being a woman in Depression-era America. The Tall Girls examines the struggles of the team to be taken seriously in a time where women's sports were looked at as a novelty rather than a true athletic endeavor. 
 

A tour-de-force by the playwright... The Tall Girls has a more realistic edge, with a bittersweet (emphasis on the bitter) second act that upsets all of the outward tropes of the ‘stand up and cheer’ genre.
— Arts Atlanta