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  5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche at Chopin Theatre

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division Chicago

"5 Lesbians Eating Quiche," co-written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder and directed by Sarah Gitenstein, finds five women assembled in a church basement (along with the audience) for the 1956 annual meeting of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein's annual quiche breakfast. The normally idyllic gathering, where the motto is "no men, no meat, all manners," is upended when the Society's matriarchs must confront the startling revelation that an atom bomb may be falling on their fair city. As fears are confronted and confessions fly, the chipper ladies stay firm in their commitment that the quiche is a mighty thing and that one must "respect the egg."

Presented by Chicago Commercial Collective

Thru - Jun 29, 2014

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $15-$40

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"..."5 Lesbians" is an interactive show set at the quiche breakfast held annually by the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. Here you really are seeing the original cast. "Hit the Wall" has been inaccurately billed as such, with the producers seemingly forgetting that some of the actors have moved to New York and not returned, while others were in other shows. Before I'd buy a ticket to "Hit the Wall," I'd make sure that Manny Buckley, the show's original star and its moral conscience, you might say, will be in the cast that night. I understand there is a rotation for this and a couple of other roles; I wish that were not the case."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder's script piles on the absurdities, but the five actresses-Kate Carson-Groner, Caitlin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Thea Lux, and Elise Mayfield (who alternates with Megan Johns)-navigate them with such grace and good humor that the conclusion seems almost plausible."
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Aimee Levitt

Time Out Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...It's all delightfully weird, as is Chuckta as the most modest debutante of the bunch. The whole ensemble is a joy, really, and Carson-Groner gets a stand-out moment in an extended, multi-character monologue. Director Sarah Gitenstein keeps things bright and zippy, and the whole thing floats on audience buzz and a Christopher Durang–type indulgence in non sequiturs."
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Dan Jakes

ShowBizChicago - Highly Recommended

"...Spryly directed by Sarah Gitenstein, this united cast of six (Kate Carson-Groner, Caitin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns, Thea Lux and Elise Mayfied) know the work so well that they have become masters at building up and dissecting small moments or united as one unit for entire vignettes. Within all the humor, there is an incredible truth that emerges in the power of self, which these ladies bake to perfect edification."
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Michael Roberts

Chicago Theatre Addict - Highly Recommended

"...This unassuming show, in which an annual quiche breakfast goes off the rails and transforms into an impromptu coming out party, manages to bake in a whole heap of comedy and social satire into a brief one act. While the show has become a breakout hit for The New Colony (following a respectable off-Broadway run, this production is a commercial run in partnership with Chicago Commercial Collective — a first for the company), it still maintains a fringy-flair — right down to the dress donned by head ladysister Lulie Stanwyck (A steely Rachel Farmer) which seemed to be unraveling before our eyes (someone please spring for a pair of embroidery scissors for these poor widows)."
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Robert Bullen

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...The return to Chicago of Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder’s outrageous recipe for comedy is a welcome addition to this theatre season. The play’s just the right length; any longer and this zany farce would be too hard-boiled. It’s not so much its slim, scatterbrained plot that’s so delectable, but rather the playwrights’ well-written characters, amplified and embellished by the talents of a fine director and these five terrific actresses. Costumed with finesse and style by Nathan Rohrer, these five ladies are a bunch of really good eggs, even if they are slightly cracked."
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Colin Douglas

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