You can't help but notice similarities between the 1988 Spanish film Women On The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown and this Divorcees, Evangelists and Vegetarians, which was originally staged in 1989. Anyone who loved Pedro Almodovar's black comedy will be amused here too, but Gustavo Ott’s play isn't quite as loopy, and its feminist undertones are more gratifying. The jokes come a mile a minute in Divorcees, which GALA first staged in 2003. The play focuses on three strangers who quickly become close friends. All three actresses add zest to their characters. Youre just sure these three women are now best friends in real life, too. Closes this Sunday, May 1. GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square, 3333 14th St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $36. Call 202-234-7174 or visit galatheatre.org.
Read Doug Rule's full Four Star review here.