5 LESBIANS EATING QUICHE returns to the stage after sold-out 2021 season
If everything you knew was in jeopardy, what would you ultimately need to unburden yourself? It’s 1956, and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is hosting its annual quiche breakfast, whose motto is “no men, no meat, anyway.”
As the “widows” await the announcement of the company’s award-winning quiche, chaos strikes when the atomic bomb alarm sounds and threatens to end their beloved breakfast quiche. Is it an exercise? Has the communist threat materialized? How will the widows react if their idyllic town and lifestyle are attacked?
After a sold-out season in 2021, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche returns for a limited season before continuing to Adelaide as part of the famous Adelaide Fringe Festival. Get ready for a tasty recipe of hysterical laughter, sexual innuendo, fruitless repressions and delicious discoveries.
Featuring a cast of feisty and hilarious actors from Sydney, this show promises to have you laughing out loud and delivers the perfect good quality, light-hearted night at the theater we all need after a crazy start to 2022.
Director Rosie Niven (The Laramie Project, Revolt.She Said.Revolt Again) returns to the Mardi Gras festival after directing 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche in 2021 and for Playlist in 2019 and 2020.
About the significance of the show, Niven says, “I’ve watched a lot of queer theater, and we seem to have a pattern of stories that end in devastating tragedy. That’s if we’re allowed the platform- shape – I could count On the one hand, how many female-led queer stories I’ve ever seen. That’s what I find so special about 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche: the show has created a space where women can be silly, funny and proud of who they are. A space where we can just have fun. That’s what Mardi Gras is – queer pride and joy.”
Following her victory at the Broadwayworld Award for Best Performer in a Play, Laura Djanegara (The Linden Solution, The Laramie Project), alongside Dominique De Marco (Fuente Ovejuna, Varya), joins the cast for the 2022 tour. in production, Demitra Sealy (The Debt Collector 2, Euphoria, Meraki TV), Julia Pennisi (Clinchfield, Tea Party For Sad People) and Nyssa Hamilton (Wit, Alison’s House) lost their critically acclaimed roles.
Of the production’s return, producer Carly Fisher for Theater Travels said: “Bringing art that celebrates truthful identities, individuality, authenticity and ultimately pride to the stage has been more than just a priority for us, but a mantra. Seeing the response from our audience last year, we could feel how much this stage performance meant. We are thrilled to be back and hope to start your 2022 with a really good laugh once again. more.
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