Rapture, Blister, Burn

  • By Gina Gionfriddo
  • Directed by Buffie Main

Second chances at forged paths rarely occur in life, but one drunken phone call can plant the seeds that might change it all.

Catherine and Gwen were close friends all throughout grad school yet chose polar opposite paths upon graduation.  Catherine became a career-oriented academic with two published books and notoriety to match while Gwen followed the path of building a family and a home.  Years later, after limited communication over the years, both women are unfulfilled and covet the other’s life.  When Catherine returns home to be closer to her ailing mother, a dangerous game of musical chairs commences.  The prize? Gwen’s husband.  Both women will soon struggle to find that balance between a satisfied career and fulfilling personal life.

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rapture, Blister, Burn is a witty comedy that takes an unflinching look at gender politics and how feminist ideals have changed between the 20th and 21st Century.


  • Jodeen RevereCatherine
  • Jodi EichelbergerDon
  • Jennifer Stockwell DonorGwen
  • Tiara ThompsonAvery
  • Nancy SuiterAlice