Has to be the new play “5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.” Written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder and directed by Sarah Gitenstein, it will run from August 10 to 16 at The New York International Fringe Festival. Says in this here press release: ‘Since the close of last summer’s wildly successful Chicago run, “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” has enjoyed regional premieres by theater companies in Omaha, Nebraska, Boulder, Colorado, and San Francisco, California.’ (Meanwhile, the Pasadena Playhouse is clashing with a writer over a new play’s title: “Tales of a Fourth-Grade Lesbo.”)
5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is set in 1956. The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is meeting for their annual quiche breakfast. However, this year there is an unexpected agenda item – the dropping of atom bombs on their fair city. This normally idyllic gathering is upended when the Society’s matriarchs; Ginny Cadbury (Caitlin Chuckta), Lulie Stanwyck (Rachel Farmer), Wren Robin (Megan Johns), Veronica “Vern” Schultz (Thea Lux) and Dale Prist (Maari Suorsa) must confront some startling revelations made by the Sisterhood while meeting the fallout from the Red Menace head on.