The overlapping backstories of this project only further serve to burnish the mythology surrounding poet Sylvia Plath. The troubled author, a suicide at age 30, once wrote a radio play in verse, which was broadcast by the BBC in August 1962, less than six months before her death. In 2006, British producer/director Robert Shaw located the piece, then jumped through considerable hoops to present it onstage. Plath’s publisher put up roadblocks, but Shaw eventually triumphed, and with financial assistance from folks like Judi Dench and Tom Stoppard, Plath’s meditation on pregnancy and childbearing finally had its London production, followed up by a booking at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in October 2010, a New York engagement. More recently, Nashville actress Amanda Card-McCoy wrote a proposal to the Plath estate, which granted the rights for a staged reading. A Kickstarter page was created to raise the necessary operating funds, and the $1,000 goal was met very soon thereafter. Three Women is Sylvia Plath’s only play, as far as anyone knows, and some very talented locals have gathered for this Nashville premiere, with Holly Allen, Marin Miller and Card-McCoy working under the direction of Lauren Shouse.