by Wendy Wasserstein
Through a collage of interrelated scenes, this play traces the coming of age of art historian Heidi Holland as she observes the women around her move through idealism, feminism, and political radicalism, only to return to the materialism they once sought to reject. Learning from the wreckage of relationships with men who vary in quality and romantic intentions, Heidi comes to accept that liberation can be achieved only through introspection and individualized goals: a lesson that eludes others in her anxious generation.
The Heidi Chronicles is a Pulitzer Prize winning play for mature audiences. Were it a film, it would likely receive at least a PG-13 rating for language, including repeated use of the so-called “f-bomb” Audience discretion is advised.