New play very educational

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 25, 2007

To the Editor:

For a long time, I have been doing research on how to deal with women and understand their needs so that I could better communicate with them. Until now, I have just been scratching my head trying to figure it all out.

Thanks to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and their production of &8220;Menopause the Musical,&8221; I now have all the answers to all my questions about women and their mood swings and why it happens to them.

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This play is a great educational program for any man to go see with his wife or girlfriend. It will explain it all to you fellows, from a woman’s point of view.

The performance is full of music from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, mixed in with a lot of humor, satire, puns and parities on some of your favorite songs that fit the theme of the scene, tracking a woman over 40 going through the change and the journey that she travels accepting the change.

Heck, after seeing this play, I think I am going through the change myself and did not even know a man had that problem. I now understand more about the women in my life that I work with and will be more tolerant of their needs.

I feel if more couples communicated with each other the way they did in this play, there would be a lot less marriages that end in divorces.

We all need to understand each other and accept that we need to accommodate

folks better and deal with each other as people.

This play helped me to understand women a lot better.

The play is for a woman, but educates the men in their lives. &8220;Menopause the Musical&8221; has been seen by seven million women in eight countries. If you see this play, prepare to laugh your head off and tap your feet to the rhythm of the music. Laughter is the best form of medicine and this play will make you feel better and forget your problems for one hour and a half.

Songs include: &8220;The Lion Sleeps Tonight,&8221; &8220;Good Vibrations,&8221; &8220;I Heard it through the Grapevine,&8221; &8220;A New Attitude,&8221; &8220;What’s Love Got to Do with It&8221; and about 20 plus more that all twist throughout the story of a woman and the changes she faces as her body gets older. It also explains how she socializes and communicates with her friends and co-workers.

To learn more about &8220;Menopause the Musical,&8221; go to or Contact the ASF box office for tickets at 1-800-841-4273.

If you need an accommodation such as large print programs, hearing devices or a wheelchair, let them know and they will be glad to provide it for you. &8220;Menopause the Musical&8221; runs through July 17.

That is the way I see it.

William Bowman