What Is the Story of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
In 1956, the widows of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein meet in a renovated community center for their annual breakfast, where the prize-winning quiche will be declared in a much-anticipated ceremony. The sudden threat of an atomic bomb forces the women in this idyllic American town to begin sharing their deepest secrets, which lead to some not-so-shocking confessions from the society’s leaders.
This slap-happy, five-character comedy has now settled into the SoHo Playhouse, where its raw and magnetic dementia seems destined to attract a cult following.Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times
What Is 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche Like?
Audience members are given a name tag when they enter the theater, inviting them to participate in a women’s community meeting led by the cast members (but don’t worry—you won’t get called up on stage). At only 80 minutes, the show is fast and funny as the night of shocking comedy (and audience participation) flies along. By the time the final quiche crumbles, you’ll feel like a part of the atomic, retro-age narrative—and you might find yourself craving quiche just as badly as the show’s five leading ladies.
Is 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche Good for Kids?
Definitely not. This is not a family-friendly show, with the sexual innuendo piling up like layers in a freshly prepared quiche. Adults will enjoy this outrageous night of comedy, but the subject matter (and a few on-stage sight gags) are inappropriate for children under 13.