Azusa Pacific University Theater presents The Women by Clare Booth Luce, a modern classic play set during the 1930s. The show runs November 1-11, with Thursday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. The production takes place in the Black Box Theater, located in the Mary Hill Center of APU’s West Campus, at 701 W. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. Free parking is available. General admission tickets cost $20, while tickets for senior citizens, military personnel, and students cost $17. Tickets for APU faculty, staff, and students cost $15. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or order them online. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Set in the 1930s, Mary Haines lives the life women of the time envy, or so it seems: blissfully married with delightful children and a comfortable home. Whispers of gossip, however, quickly tear down Mary’s idyllic paradise and expose themes of friendship, romance, and heartbreak. Join the ladies of The Women as they discover how to play their roles in a society that encourages vanity and gossip. This modern classic play, an entertaining exploration of the metropolitan world from the feminine viewpoint, is full of comedy, tragedy, disappointment, and hope.

The Women is directed by guest director Nanci Ruby. She has directed, acted, and collaborated with theaters across the nation including American Theatre Company, Apple Tree Theatre, Lexington Shakespeare Festival, Centerlight Theatre for the Deaf, and The Kentucky Opera. Ruby adapted and directed APU’s production of the The Good War during last year’s season.

“The characters in The Women journey together to find value and self-worth throughout the story,” said Ruby. “They discover, however, the dangers of looking in the wrong places.”