At a glance:
- Author: Maria Irene Fornes
- First Published: 1980
- Type of Plot: Absurdist
- Time of Work: Spring, 1935
- Setting: A country house in New England
- Characters: Stepanie “Fefu” Beckman, Cindy, Christina, Emma, Paula, Sue, Cecilia, Julia
- Genres: Drama, Absurdist literature
- Subjects: Self-discovery, Communication, Alienation, Friendship, Social life, Women, Accidents, Hunting or hunters, Parties, Societies, Self-revelations
- Locales: United States, New England, North America
A three-act play (noted in the script as “parts,” not “acts”), Fefu and Her Friends is set in a country house in New England, with all the action taking place in one day. Parts 1 and 3 take place in the living room, the first in the morning and the third in the evening. Part 2, which covers the afternoon hours, has four sets: the lawn, the study, the bedroom, and the kitchen.
Fefu’s friends Cindy and Christina are already in the living room when the play opens, and the other women arrive at the house by lunchtime, invited there to prepare a...
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