John Arthur Pinckard, the Tony Award-Winning Producer of Clybourne Park,has joined with The New Colony, 2011 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award-recipient, to announce the acceptance of last summer's critically-acclaimed 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder and directed by Sarah Gitenstein, into The New York International Fringe Festival. Chicago audiences will be able to see the re-staging of last summer's hit production at Center on Halsted opening on Monday, July 30th with a limited run from August 2nd – August 5th before it heads to FringeNYC.
Since the close of last summer's wildly successful run, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche has enjoyed regional premieres by theater companies in Omaha, Nebraska, Boulder, Colorado, Charleston, South Carolina and San Francisco, California. This summer, The New Colony has restaged the original production with many of the original cast members, one of whom assumes a new role, along with two new cast members.
It's 1956 and 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.
Presented by The New Colony and John Arthur Pinckard, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, with contributions by Mary Hollis Inboden, Megan Johns, Thea Lux, Beth Stelling and Maari Suorsa. Like the 2011 production, the 2012 production features direction by Sarah Gitenstein with Assistant Director Jaime Totti.
The Chicago run will play at Center on Halstad, 3656 North Halsted Street, Chicago, Ill. The schedule is as follows: Monday, July 30, 8pm; Thursday, August 2, 8pm; Friday, August 3, 8pm; Saturday, August 4, 3pm; Sunday, August 5, 3pm. Tickets are $20-25. To purchase, visit www.thenewcolony.org.
The FringeNYC run will play at The Living Theater, 21 Clinton Street, New York, NY. The schedule is as follows: Friday, August 10, 5pm; Saturday, August 11, 8pm; Wednesday, August 15, 10:30pm; Thursday, August 16, 4pm, Friday, August 17, 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. To purchase, visit www.fringenyc.org.
Andrew Hobgood (Co-Playwright) is the founding Artistic Director for The New Colony where he has directed Amelia Earhart: Jungle Princess, FRAT, and Hearts Full of Blood, which went on to the New York Fringe Festival and was featured in it's Encore series. He has served as co-writer on many of The New Colony's original works including That Sordid Little Story and Tupperware: An American Musical Fable, which he also directed. Most recently he directed and co-wrote lyrics for The New Colony's latest musical, Rise of the Numberless. Outside of The New Colony, Andrew won a 2006 FringeNYC award for 58! A Comedy about Bike Messengering.
Evan Linder (Co-Playwright) is The New Colony's Associate Artistic Director. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Evan has worked with Victory Gardens Theatre, About Face Theatre, the side project, Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble since moving to Chicago. For The New Colony, Evan has written FRAT, The Warriors, 11:11, Rise of the Numberless and The Bearsuit of Happiness which will premiere as part of The New Colony's 2013 season. He will also be developing a world premiere work with the University of Chicago this winter.