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A Talented Woman

Award-winning play premieres at Cotuit Center for the Arts…

“A Talented Woman” follows the tumultuous lives of three generations of women living in Manhattan during the Great Recession—a recently widowed grandmother on the verge of financial ruin, her workaholic daughter struggling to balance her professional and family lives, and her 14-year-old hellion of a granddaughter.

Ricocheting between hilarity, insight, pathos, and pain, this sophisticated comedy by Lynda Sturner and Jim Dalglish explores the issues women face at three important stages of their lives.

Winner of the New Playwright, New Plays Competition and the Kaplan Prize awarded by Eventide Arts and a semi-finalist at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the play was developed through workshops at The Actors Studio in New York and the McCarterLab at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey.

The play has received public readings at The Actors Studio, the McCarter Theatre, the Playwright’s Festival at The Provincetown Theater, and at CCftA’s 2nd Wednesday Reading Series.

The play will be directed by Jim Dalglish, writer/director of four CCftA favorites: “Bark Park,” “Unsafe,” “Lines in the Sand,” and “Dark Tales Told on a Cold Autumn Eve.”

How do two people of very different backgrounds—Lynda, a denizen of the Upper East Side, and Jim, a prairie boy from North Dakota—manage to collaborate on a full-length play? Read “If the odd couple wrote plays in Provincetown” a feature by Deborah Minsky that appeared in the Provincetown Banner and find out.


“The creative affinity between playwrights Lynda Sturner and Jim Dalglish is so close it’s almost intuitive…

Lynda: We’d written another play together, a short called “Superlubricated.”

Jim: It went well. I mean, we didn’t kill each other.

Lynda: We came close.

Jim: We have a very solid friendship; otherwise, we probably wouldn’t be talking to each other right now.

Lynda: He can be soooo mean.

Jim: Lynda Sturner, you are the most difficult woman on earth…”

Read more:

March 21 - April 7, 2019
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seating

$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans

Jim Lynda

Jim Dalglish & Lynda Sturner, playwrights of “A Talented Woman.”