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In the modern quest to “have it all,” can women avoid coveting what they lack? Please, please, let someone other than rich tech executives weigh in on this eternal question. Playwright Gina Gionfriddo (who also authored Becky Shaw, performed to great acclaim at Round House two seasons ago) immerses herself in the quandary in Rapture, Blister, Burn, a 2013 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. When two graduate school friends encounter each other after post-collegiate life took them in divergent directions, they feel they must each defend their choices while staring off into the other’s seemingly greener grass. Catherine, a successful professor and pundit, can’t help but wonder what she’s missed by staying single and childless when faced with her old flame Don, the one that got away and married her old friend Gwen. Gwen, while taking a course taught by Catherine, wrestles with her choice to give up career ambitions for family life. Gionfriddo tells the story of two modern women whose frustrations feel extremely familiar. Just don’t lean in too close to Round House’s intimate stage. The play runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 22 at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $10–$50. (240) 644-1100. roundhousetheatre.org.