Set in London in the early 1960’s, The Reluctant Lesbian tells the story of Sophia, a young American woman, who moves to England after the death of her wealthy parents leaving behind a disappointed fiancé. Sophia befriends Lady Graves, a sophisticated American woman married to an influential Member of Parliament. As their friendship deepens and becomes more complicated, Sophia must decide where her future lies and with whom. Inspired by the writings of Doris Lessing and Elaine Dundy, The Reluctant Lesbian explores gender, race and sexuality on the brink of the patriarchal establishment’s decline.
New Works Now, Northern Stage, January 2014, directed by Marina McClure
Cherry Lane Studio, FringeNYC, August 2012, directed by Thom Pasculli
Photos by Rob Strong