Christine Pedi plays the title character in this new comedy.
If you’ve read the title of this show, you pretty much know what it’s about. Based on the advice book by Abigail Grotke, Miss Abigail features a self-styled relationship guru who dispenses sage advixe, calling on her years of experience and the wisdom of every book on love and romance written from the middle ages onward. With her trusty aide Paco, this Emily Post-meets-Dr. Ruth character takes “celebrity” calls on her love hotline. Looking for love? Falling in love? Crazy in lust? Miss Abigail has answers for you!
What Is Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage Like?
Miss Abigail has a relaxed, fun vibe befitting the subject matter. The show clocks in at a little under 90 minutes, but you’re not just going to sit back, relax and enjoy the show: audience participation is a big part of this one. If you’re not interested in having your say, stay away from ab aisle seat; if you are, you could get a once in a lifetime chance to play a patented Miss Abigail game show like “Love, Lust or Stalking?”
Is Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage Good For Kids?
In a word, no. Strictly speaking, much of the show’s content is relatively tame but love and sex aren’t usually standard children’s fare. Add to that the wild card of audience participation, and you never know what’s going to happen. Sexual innuendo aside, Miss Abigail is funny in a “we’ve all been there” kind of way, and youngsters folks simply won’t relate.