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? This hilariously absurd, campy comedy was the winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival.
“This one was lough-out-loud hilarious when we read it,” laughed RC Artistic Director Clint Rebik. “It’s so absurd and wickedly funny, we just had to do it.”
“I think audiences will really laugh and enjoy the ride!” added Executive Director Peggy Metzger
Shea King directs this fast-paced comedy, and the five fabulous actresses playing the quiche-eating lesbians are Rose Andersen, Megan Johnson, Jo Kuzelka, Jennifer Trustem and Natasha White. Hanah Toyoda designs the scenic elements and Jared Sorenson does the lighting and sound design. Bethany Lamoreaux does the costume design, and Tyler Elwell stage manages.
Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche previews on Thursday July 7 and 8, with $10 tickets, and opening night with Gala reception is Saturday, July 9, with tickets at $20. Performances continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through July 30. Cheap date Thursdays on July 14, 21 and 28, two tickets for $20. A 2pm Sunday Matinee takes place on July 24, with tickets at $15. Ticket price on Friday and Saturday (except Gala) nights is $15.
Redwood Curtain is at 220 First Street (between C and D) in Old Town, Eureka. Main entrance through Snug Alley.
As the theatre is intimate with only 80 seats, reservations are highly recommended, and there is no late seating. Evening performances begin promptly at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.