from Hearing Voices:
Letters to Ask Amy: A Valentine from Kenin Kling, Girls Glee Club of New Palestine, part one.
The Sisters Rosensweig, part one
Wendy Wasserstein, who for three decades, through a series of compassionately comedic dramas, charted the strivings and disappointments of the modern American woman, died early Jan. 30 at the age of 55. The cause was lymphoma.
The partially autobiographical The Sisters Rosensweig, which premiered on Broadway in 1993, concerned the loves and travails of three vivacious and very different siblings. It was Ms. Wasserstein’s second Broadway hit runningan unheard of feat in the theatre in recent decades. The production followed The Heidi Chronicles, which won a Pulitzer Prize as well as a Tony Award, which put the author on the map and arguably made her the most prominent female playwright in America. She was embraced as the voice of a generation of women caught between their base needs for motherhood and nurturing and their equally important needs for an intellectual purpose in their lives.