Fringe Fest 2013: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a campy delight
You know a show has found its audience when the crowd sings along with the preshow music. Welcome to 1956’s Annual Quiche Breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. Our motto: “No men, no meat, all manners.” The script’s relentless double entendres reveal that lesbians can be just as campy as gay men, though perhaps more inclined to egg-worship. (“The egg is as close to Lord Jesus as a piece of food can be,” intones Sharon Bayly’s imperiously deadpan Society President.) Under Beverley Siver’s direction, the performers oscillate between buttoned-down and over-the-top, to great comic effect. When the plot finally kicks in, the Cold War setting pays off in a series of hilarious twists. Great cheesy fun—but hold the sausage.
At Studio 16 on September 7 (7:35 p.m.), 11 (5 p.m.), 12 (10 p.m.), 13 (7 p.m.), and 15 (1:30 p.m.).