The Madwoman in the Volvo

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Sandra Tsing Loh

Published by Methuen

0 Male 3 Female

"I don't remember exactly when my formerly charming, humorous, omnipotent mother, who would swim a mile out into the ocean to get your beach ball in choppy seas, did the great recede. But she was a tide gradually but irrevocably washing out, she retreated, she receded, she drifted away, and there was nothing anybody could do about it"

In ancient times, tribal women went alone to caves during menopause

Today, the 50 million menopausal women in America turn to cheery self-help books

As for Loh and her female friends, they're determined not to go quietly into their sixth decade

Instead, they opt for a desert festival of debauchery and half-nude stoners

Based on her acclaimed memoir of the same title that Booklist called "hilarious, comforting and enlightening", Loh's play is an hilarious, provocative and often moving consideration of what it is to be a mature woman in a society that reveres youth

The Mad Woman in the Volvo premiered January 2016 at South Coast Repertory, California


"Superbly Entertaining!" ~ Theatre Notes

"CRITICS' CHOICE! A comic romp through a midlife crisis ... Loh and her girlfriends enjoy a good belly laugh" ~ Los Angeles Times

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