Synopsis: In Salt Lake City, divorced best friends Mary, Jo, and Liz share a life of book clubs, charity work, jobs, child-raising and the occasional glass of wine together. But when Liz gets involved with a new (and to her friends, creepy) boyfriend, Mary and Jo ask themselves if they’re just behaving out of jealousy, or if their friends’ new dentist beau might really be a homicidal maniac. Wildly mistaken comic misconceptions soon embroil Liz’s beautiful teenaged daughter Amanda, her slacker ex-boyfriend Trent and a plodding detective with the three friends in a series of encounters that end at a remote campsite in the red rocks of southern Utah, where a murder may, or may not, be about to take place.
Language: As Mary, Jo, and Liz talk to each other about every aspect of their lives, they are not above using occasional strong language.
This language includes the use of the words “Boobs” (as a nickname), “damn,” “crap,” “bitch,” “tits,” “hard-on,” “bad-ass,” “douchebag,” “bullshit,” and one use of “fuck.”
Smoking/Drinking: They all share an occasional glass of wine.
Sex: Liz talks to her friends about her sex life with her new boyfriend, and all three women discuss their love lives, or lack of one. Liz’s 19 year old daughter Amanda also joins in. The women in this play talk the way many women typically talk amongst themselves.
Violence: None, beyond the fact that the plot is set in motion when Liz’s dentist boyfriend’s dental hygienist goes missing, and her friends speculate that she was murdered by Liz’s boyfriend.
For Which Audiences? Women in Jeopardy is a comedy that has three strong, likeable women at its center, and it looks upon those women with warmth and affection even as it sometimes pokes fun at them. The occasional frank talk may be discomfiting to some audience members, and pre-teens should only attend at a parent’s discretion.
Rating: If a movie, Women In Jeopardy would be rated PG-13.
This production is sponsored by:
Pioneer Theatre Guild