The comedic play “Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche” will absolutely bring you to tears — it’s that hilarious. The basis of the play is the audience and the actresses are all part of a strictly female society of quiche-makers and quiche-eaters living in the 1950s Cold War era. The society is based all around the virtue of the ovum and only has a few rules such as no men and no meat in the quiche.
A nuclear weapon strike causes emotions to sizzle, secrets to bubble over and questions to surface among the women. As a result, the women realize their connection with quiche reflects something else entirely about each and every one of them (including the audience). The play is the story of their journey toward understanding each other in a very unorthodox way, and it brings attention to real-life matters facing many LGBT community members today.
The director, Erin Roberg (who is also an actress in the play) wrote in the brochure, “I knew I wanted [the opener of the season] to be ridiculous, character driven and fall-on-the-floor funny, but I never imagined I’d find a script that is also so poignant and timely.”
The Verge Theatre really pulls the audience in for this one. As soon as an audience member enters the building they are greeted by their ‘old friends’ in the society, giving them name tags and reminding them of their names and some old anecdotes they seem to have forgotten.
Michael becomes Patsy, Genevieve becomes Edna and so on. Then every audience member really gets to take on their role. The actresses are the chair members of the society and their improvisation skills bring audience participation to life. They not only interact with the audience, but engage with their comments and make them a part of the play.
To really understand and appreciate this play, you just have to go. It is an outrageous, laugh-out-loud comedy that won’t stop until the chair members have crawled on the floor, climbed on the table and revealed their deepest secrets. This weekend is the last chance to get tickets and enjoy the outlandish experience that is “Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche.”
Tickets are available over the phone at 406-587-0737 ext. 1, online at www.equinoxtheatre.com and at the Verge Theatre itself. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.