Full Length Play, Comedy / 5f
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?
It’s 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. As the assembled “widows” await the announcement of the society's prize-winning quiche, the atomic bomb sirens sound! Has the Communist threat come to pass? How will the “widows” respond as their idyllic town and lifestyle faces attacks? Winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival as Best Overall Production, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendoes, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries.
- Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production
"It's 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
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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, or How a Play About Lesbians in a Nuclear Bomb Shelter is for Everyone
by Garrett Anderson
October 11, 2016
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: 1950s
- Duration: 75 Minutes
A community center basement. 1956 America.
- Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Physical Comedy, Special Effects
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- 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
- All Female
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
Though Dale and Ginny are the youngest of the five officers, the ladies can vary in age.
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.