Bittergirl charts the break-ups of three women–one single and dating, one co-habiting, one married with a child. This trio of Women Scorned experience heartbreak, hilarity, fairy-tales gone wrong, tequila, mounties, love, honour, car-keying, repeated viewings of An Affair To Remember, fake spleenectomies, and meetings of Breakups Anonymous. And then there are the men! The ones who want to alphabetize your CDs, the ones who give you shoelaces for your birthday. See the bittergirls list all of those things you should have told him the truth about. See Barbie and Ken break up! Laugh very hard. The phenomenon that is Bittergirl had three sold-out runs in Toronto, toured to London, England and played off-Broadway in NYC. This new, full-length version of the script has even more bittergirl wit and hard-won wisdom.
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About the Author
Alison Lawrence is a writer, actor, and independent theatre producer. She is the co-creator of bittergirl and Bittergirl — the Musical (with Annabel Griffiths and Mary Francis Moore). Lawrence’s other plays include: The Thing Between Us (shortlisted for the Playwright Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt Award,) Piece by Piece, The Catering Queen, (Pick of the Fringe and NOW Magazine’s Outstanding New Play), and And All For Love. Alison lives in Toronto.
Mary Moore is an award winning, theatre artist and creator. She co-created, performed in, and produced (with Annabel Fitzsimmons and Alison Lawrence) the hit play bittergirl, which enjoyed hugely successful runs in Toronto, the UK and New York, and was turned into a musical. Moore is also the co-creator and director of the Dora Award-winning TYA play One Thing Leads to Another. Mary Francis Moore has been associate artistic director of The Charlottetown Festival in Prince Edward Island and artist curator of the Junior International Children’s Festival in Toronto. She is currently the Artistic Director of Hamilton’s Aquarius Theatre.
Annabel Fitzsimmons is a playwright and freelance writer. She is the co-author of bitter girl, Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped, and bittergirl — the musical. Her writing has been published online and in print in publications such as Today’s Parent; Canadian Family; the Toronto Star, and numerous websites. Annabel also runs a mobile yoga, Pilates, and meditation studio.