The one-woman play "Good Lessons from Bad Women" scheduled for today at the Westfield Memorial Library has been canceled and is rescheduled for April 24, 2013.
In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good.
Instructed from childhood by her mother to be a “good girl” like the ever-virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy wonders what might be on the other side of goodness. As she begins a journey from rebellion to reconciliation, she visits a series of infamous, disreputable women from different time periods and backgrounds.
In seven vignettes and frequent conflicts with Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy learns from these fascinating women by becoming each one and imparting the subtle lessons they teach. By the play’s triumphant ending, she has gleaned wisdom from the original sinner,Eve, the guilt-free Mae West, the opportunistic Emperor Wu, the image-building Kathryn Kelley, the litigious Elizabeth Freeman and the nymphomaniacal Anne Bonney.
Good Lessons from Bad Women celebrates the good and bad in all of us! An experienced media personality and film critic for MSNBC, journalist and performer Dorothy Leeds appears frequently on broadcast and cable television including Today, Good Morning America, Smart Money, and E! News Daily. She has written for and/or been featured in articles in such publications as The New York Times, USA Today, Glamour, Forbes, Business Week, and Self. Dorothy has a Master's degree from Columbia University and is listed in Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in Executives & Professionals.