Plays Directory : The Heidi Chronicles

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Wendy Wasserstein
  • Written
    1990
  • Setting
    US?
  • Overview
    Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of their college years through militant feminism and, eventually, back to the materialism that they had sought to reject in the first place. Heidi's own path to maturity involves an affair with the glib, arrogant Scoop Rosenbaum, a womanizing lawyer/publisher who eventually marries for money and position; a deeper but even more troubling relationship with a charming, witty young pediatrician, Peter Patrone, who turns out to be gay; and increasingly disturbing contacts with the other women, now much changed, who were a part of her childhood and college years. Eventually Heidi comes to accept the fact that liberation can be achieved only if one is true to oneself, with goals that come out of need rather than circumstances.

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1 known characters

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Connected mandy members:

Georgia Smith
2017, Heidi
The Dramabarn
Sophia West
Sophia West
Actor
2010, Heidi
Soho Theater Upstairs
Jennifer Johnson
2009, Heidi
Rose Bruford College
Amira Whitaker
2009, Heidi
Chloe Welsh
Chloe Welsh
Actor
2006, Heidi
Impulse at Offstage
Suzanne Goldberg
2005, Heidi
Elizabeth Rainbow
2005, Heidi
The Corbett Theatre

Alternative Names

Heidi Chronicles