Dotty's life in Sterno with her husband Hamel is absolutely perfect! It's a fairy tale, it really is. True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone, but Dotty is so very happy to spend her days watching video re-enactments of the day they first met. When a phone call from a mysterious woman threatens to tear her world asunder, Dotty must venture out into the vast city of Sterno, and try to discover what it is to be a "real" woman. Out of Sterno is a coming-of-age play in an Alice in Wonderland world. It explores the triumph and heartbreak of growing up and the contradictory societal pressures women face just trying to make it across town.
"You can enjoy Out of Sterno for its cheerfully non-doctrinaire tale of feminist awakening. You can also enjoy the show for its Crayola/Hello Kitty/Maira Kalman cartoon exuberance. But, like Dotty, you don’t have to accept any false choices — you can enjoy it for both." - The Bollard, Read More
"Out of Sterno is zippy, playful, savvy, and even, at times, delightfully lewd." - The Portland Phoenix, Read More
"Out of Sterno, a play that is almost impossible not to like, combining qualities of a fairy tale and tall tale with those of a wacky comic strip adventure. The wickedly funny yet touching script by Deborah Zoe Laufer." - News OK, Read More
Check out these photos from the Gloucester Stage's production of Out of Sterno in July 2015.