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1969 was a year to remember. We saw the arrival of the 747, the departure of The Beatles. The first human landed on the moon, and a family named Brady moved into our televisions, as well as our hearts. Some would say these events pale in comparison to the final episode of Lady Marcia Macbeth's long-running lifestyle program "I'm Not a Suppressed Homemaker!" Why was it the last episode? In a nutshell, after helping her husband commit murder, she opened the show covered in blood and on the verge of multiple nervous breakdowns. Ever the professional, she managed to find the time to bake a chicken pot pie and kidnap Lesley Gore! The episode was immediately banned from syndication, and the footage was long-rumored to be lost in Omar Sharif's underwear drawer. However, Hell in a Handbag's Tyler Anthony Smith risked life and limb to learn the truth. This is the story of Lady Marcia Macbeth - the original real housewife.

Presented by Hell in a Handbag Productions

Thru - Mar 21, 2021

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $17

Show Type: Comedy

  Out, Darn Spot! Reviews
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Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...This is another imaginative effort by one of Chicago’s fine storefront theatres to provide new, adult entertainment that can be enjoyed as we continue to quarantine at home, during this pandemic. Although the curtain time is listed as 8:00 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 3:00 on Sundays, be sure to download the link fifteen minutes early. You won’t want to miss the humorous real commercials from the 1960’s. They’re guaranteed to provide some laughs and put viewers in the mood for this period comedy, that’s a real Shakespearean send-up. "
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Colin Douglas

TotalTheater - Somewhat Recommended

"...Being fundamentally a solo show, however, broadcast from an actual home doubling as a soundstage kitchen, Smith's gross-n-gory images are mostly verbal. David Cerda, Ed Jones, Caitlin Jackson and other Handbag regulars contribute perfunctory cameo-appearances as mile-marker personalities like Jacqueline Susann and Lesley Gore, while Pamela Parker's trio of naked marionettes modeled on the cartoon art of Jay Ward lend a touch of whimsy. In the end, though, what dominates the narrative focus is director/videographer Stephanie Shaw's enthusiastic, but curiously-well, bloodless, invocation of kaleidoscopic mandalas, high-contrast duotone colors, solarization, tracers and other visual motifs associated with psychedelic-era iconography illustrating our Mad Housewife's descent into frustration ultimately proving fatal."
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Mary Shen Barnidge

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