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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche - Full Length Play, Comedy

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Evan Linder, Andrew Hobgood

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5f

ISBN: 9780573701160

By Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood
With contributions by Sarah Gitenstein, Mary Hollis Inboden, Meg Johns, Thea Lux, Beth Stelling, and Maari Suorsa

"Dishes up high-spirited theatrical comfort food with a bit of a saucy kick." - Chicago Tribune
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Period, Experimental

75 Minutes

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play -

A community center basement. 1956 America.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Special Effects

Interior Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Best Overall Production: 2012 New York Fringe Festival

Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production

It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? 

REVIEWS

"Its raw and magnetic dementia seems destined to attract a cult following." - The New York Times , Read More

★★★★ (out of five) "A cult hit...gleaming with comic polish." - Time Out New York, Read More

★ (out of four) "I wouldn't be surprised if 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, like The 39 Steps, becomes a mainstream favorite of theater troupes around the country...skillfully, lovingly, and deliciously prepared." - Chicago Stage Standard

★ (out of five) "Expanded from an award-winning sketch, this wonderfully ridiculous scenario delivers what it promises. This ensemble piece is smart, sharp and hysterically funny." - Time Out Chicago, Read More

"A delectable portrait of sublimated Sapphism...[5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche] dishes up high-spirited theatrical comfort food with a bit of a saucy kick." - Chicago Tribune, Read More

★★★★★ (out of five) "The bitingly funny story of friendship, pastry and forbidden love has the audience in stitches." - Vancouver Sun, Read More


Check out these photos from the New Colony's New York City production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche in August 2012. 


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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche was first presented by The New Colony, under Co-Artistic directors Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder and producing director Will Rogers, at Dank Haus in Chicago, Illinois, on June 24, 2011. It was directed by Sarah Gitenstein. This production was subsequently presented in New York City at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, before transferring to the SoHo Playhouse, Off-Broadway, on October 20, 2012.

Characters

CASTING

5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting

CASTING NOTES

Though Dale and Ginny are the youngest of the five officers, the ladies can vary in age. 

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LULIE STANWYCK - President
WREN ROBIN - Events chairwoman
VERONICA "VERN" SCHULTZ - Buildings and grouds chairman
GINNY CADBURY - Secretary
DALE PRIST - Historian

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche promo

Author(s)
Evan Linder

Evan Linder

Evan Linder is a founding member of The New Colony(Winner of Broadway in Chicago's Emerging Theatre Award- 2011) in Chicago, IL where he also serves as Co-Artistic Director. He works as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan's first play produced in Chicago, FRAT, was named as one of the Best of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune, Windy City Times ... view full profile

Andrew Hobgood

Andrew Hobgood

Andrew Hobgood is the Founding Artistic Director of The New Colony and the Business Strategist for Vosges Chocolate in Chicago. His last play, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, won Outstanding Production at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival and is published with Samuel French. Hobgood's other work with The New Colony includes writing and directing the new musicals Tupperware: An ... view full profile

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Kirsten Randrup 12/28/2015 6:55 PM
I directed this for Found Agate Theatre in Crescent City, California and I am also running the light board (small theater company and brand new.) Every time I see the show I am impressed with the discoveries I am still finding in the script, it is a well-put-together comedy that does not fail to surprise anyone, those who bring expectations have had them dashed to pieces every time.
FOSSEY Isabelle 12/8/2015 11:17 AM
Teresa Fairchild 9/9/2015 9:25 AM

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