What “The Heidi Chronicles” Gets Right About Feminism And Gay Men

It’s been more than 25 years since Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize–winning drama The Heidi Chronicles premiered, and the fact that the play remains as relevant as ever is more than a little depressing. The iconic feminist text — currently on Broadway in a revival with Elisabeth Moss in the title role — chronicles Heidi Holland’s life from 1965 to 1989 as a fervent activist for women and an accomplished art historian.

The play’s concerns about female representation and society’s skewed expectations for women are as pointed now as they were then, but there’s something particularly pressing about the way The Heidi Chronicles addresses the fraught relationship between women’s rights and queer rights. Read More