Vanities Author:Jack Heifner Vanities is a remarkable testament to the way we really grew up--a funny, sad, true depiction of an innocent America coming of age, as seen through the lives of three Texas girls from the early Sixties to the present. — This marvelously bittersweet comedy follows the trio in three acts, each act focusing on a different phase of their lives. The t... more »itle refers to three women's vanity tables, where the actresses change their make-up, hair-dos and costumes between acts, and on stage, in full view of the audience. But another kind of vanity is being examined as well--the beauty-queen narcissism that has always been part of the American myth.
As aggressively vivacious high school cheerleaders, college sorority sisters and cynical, disenchanted adults, the girls in Vanities ultimately discover that you can't go home again. Side-splittingly funny at times, razor-sharp in its depiction of an era, the play's slickly drawn "girl talk" perfectly captures the spirit of women so caught up in the all-American game plan that they don't realize that game has been called on account of rain. Look closely and you'll see something of yourself in Vanities--and much of contemporary America as well.« less