Theater

Rapture, Blister, Burn

When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 2015

"Third wave feminism" implies a further honing of ideas refined and reconfigured once already. So, what's changed, other than some of the language used? That elusive question — "What has changed for women since our grandmothers' day?" — is the core idea at work in Gina Gionfriddo's play Rapture, Blister, Burn. Catherine is a feminist academic who regularly appears on TV as an expert on the cause. When she returns home to care for her mother, Caroline rekindles her relationship with her college friend, Gwen, a sister-in-arms who married and now has kids with Caroline's college flame, Don. Caroline is soon tormented by the idea that she could have been the one to start a family with Don — what did she miss out on? How would she feel if she knew Gwen has the same envy as she looks at Caroline's life — could she be the queen of TV feminists? West End Players Guild presents the thought-provoking and funny Rapture, Blister, Burn at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (November 13 through 22) at the Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; 314-667-5686 or www.westendplayers.org). Tickets are $20 to $25.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$25