If everything that you knew was in danger, what would you finally need to get off your chest? It’s 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast, where the motto is “no men, no meat, all manners”.
As the ‘widows’ await the announcement of the society’s prize-winning quiche, chaos strikes when the atomic bomb alarm sounds and threatens to end their beloved quiche breakfast.
Is it a drill? Has the Communist threat come to pass? How will the widows respond if their idyllic town and lifestyle faces attack?
After a sell out season in 2021, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche returns for a limited season in Sydney before continuing to the celebrated Adelaide Fringe Festival. Prepare for a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendos, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries.
Featuring a cast of fiesty, hilarious, Sydney actors, this show promises to have you roaring with laughter and offers the perfect good quality, light-hearted night out at the theatre we all need after a crazy start to 2022.
Director Rosie Niven (The Laramie Project, Revolt.She Said.Revolt Again) returns to the Mardi Gras festival having directed 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche in 2021 and for Playlist in 2019 and 2020.
“I’ve watched a lot of queer theatre, and we seem to have a pattern of narratives that end in devastating tragedy,” says Niven. “That’s if we’re allowed the platform at all – I could count on one hand how many female-driven queer narratives I’ve ever seen.”
“That’s what I find so special about 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche: the show has created a space where women can be unapologetically silly, funny, and proud of their identity. A space where we can just have fun. Which is what Mardi Gras is all about – queer pride and joy.”
On the back of her win of the Broadwayworld Award for Best Performer in a Play, Laura Djanegara (The Linden Solution, The Laramie Project), alongside Dominique De Marco (Fuente Ovejuna,Varya), join the cast for the 2022 tour.
Returning to the production, Demitra Sealy (The Debt Collector 2, Euphoria, Meraki TV), Julia Pennisi (Clinchfield, Tea Party For Sad People) and Nyssa Hamilton (Wit, Alison’s House) reprise their critically acclaimed roles.
“Maybe hearing a sold out audience cheer “I AM A LESBIAN” is exactly what you need to boost your spirits.” – Nightwrites
Director: Rosie Niven | Featuring: Dominique De Marco, Laura Djanegara, Nyssa Hamilton, Julia Pennisi, Demitra Sealy | Lighting Designer: Capri Harris | Stage Manager: Maddie Hodges| Producer: Carly Fisher
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
The Manning Bar – Manning House, Manning Road, Camperdown
Season: 18 – 19 February 2022
Nineteen Ten – Rooftop, 143 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Season: 11 – 13 March 2022
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Image: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (supplied)