Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Working Girls

Elise Kibler and Stephen Plunkett in London Wall.

Merriam-Webster dates the term sexual harassment back to 1973, but John Van Druten was aware of it decades earlier when he wrote London Wall, the latest forgotten play to be given a choice Off Broadway production by the Mint Theater Company. It's not the play's main focus, however. That would be the personal lives of four single women employed as typists at a British law firm. Think office life is hard now? It was even tougher for the working girl in 1931.