Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

by  Allison Engel, Margaret Engel

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1f

The famous humorist and writer comes to life onstage in the new play by Allison and Margaret Engel, who penned the hit Red Hot Patriot.

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Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

by  Allison Engel Margaret Engel

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

From the writers of the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins comes a comic look at one of our country’s most beloved voices, who captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Allison and Margaret Engel’s script is beautifully structured [...] a loving tribute." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More

"Immensely entertaining!" - TheaterMania, Read More 

BREAKING CHARACTER 

The Greatest Journey: Playing the Role of Erma Bombeck
by Carrie Lund
January 18, 2017

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Bombeck home in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

1f
ERMA BOMBECK - a dynamo with an easy laugh.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Allison Engel

Allison Engel

Margaret Engel

Margaret Engel

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End premiered at Arena Stage in Washington DC in October 2015 under the direction of David Esbjornson.

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