by Lisa McKeown
The ostensible promise at the top of the show is that we, the audience, will eventually figure out what the stories of these women are. As the play develops we learn more and more about them, piecing aspects of their stories together, but a lot of questions remain unresolved. It’s not clear to me, for instance, if the location is literal or metaphorical. Are they really in a prison? Are they dead? Are they in a Huis Clos-like hell? The answer seems to be the latter, but then why these four women? How are they connected?