5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche | Chopin Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 8 2014

It's so helpful for a reviewer when a play's title is this self-explanatory. In Chicago Commercial Collective's revival of the New Colony's 2011 hit, there are indeed five lesbians (though at the outset some don't know it yet) and they do eat a quiche, in a very subtext-heavy manner. To elaborate: it's 1956 and the members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein—motto "no men, no meat, all manners"—have gathered in their nuclear-war-proof headquarters for a much-anticipated annual quiche breakfast. Then the world ends. 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. —Aimee Levitt

Price: $15-$40


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