Before “Orange Is the New Black” there was “Women Behind Bars,” a big, broad satire on the B-movies of the 1950s. Filled with…well Big Broads. Mary Eleanor, a sweet innocent, lands in the Greenwich Village Woman’s House of Detention where she is schooled in the ways of the wanton by hardened women of the big house. The sadistic matron and her cronies lead the assault, in this mini-skirted, cleavage filled cage. Will Mary Eleanor survive with her scruples in tact? Or will she join the menagerie of maniacal misfits in order to survive?
Title: Women Behind Bars
Author: Tom Eyen
Director: Taylor Kasch
When: Run dates July 10-August 1
Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm, Sunday Matinees at 4 pm, Thursday nights at 8 pm
July 10,11,12 (Fri-Sun) July 17,18,19 (Fri-Sun)
July 23,24, 25 (Thurs-Sat) July 30,31,Aug 1 (Thurs-Sat)
Where: Flying H Group Theatre Company, 6368 Bristol Rd., Ventura, CA (between Johnson and Victoria)
Reservations: Call 805-901-0005 or www.flyinghgroup.com (not suitable for children)
Cost: All tickets $10 opening weekend ONLY, all other shows $15
Cast Includes: Paula Maxwell, Megan McCorkle, Johnny Avila, Sandra Demogenes, Juliana Acosta, Shelby Maloney, Brenda Evans, Nancy Solomons, Kathryn Miller, Cynthia Killion, Robert MacNeal, and Noreen Ednave.