OFF-BROADWAY SMASH HIT PREMIERES IN BRISBANE
The Australian premiere season of the hilarious and riotous Off-Broadway smash hit ‘5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche’ will feature in the MELT festival program to be held at Brisbane Powerhouse from February 3-8.
Presented in Australia by Qld based theatrical production company Imprint Theatricals, ‘5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche’ blew up in Chicago before taking on the New York Fringe, becoming an Off-Broadway smash hit that has been entertaining audiences across the United States ever since. Now the widows are ready to expand the sisterhood and looking forward to their very first Australian Quiche Breakfast.
Earth may be on the brink of destruction, But NOTHING could be worse than…MEAT IN A QUICHE!
It’s 1956 and the Cold War is at its peak. Western civilisation is under constant threat of Communist attack, and nuclear war is an ever-present fear for most citizens of the United States of America.
But even total annihilation won’t stop the charming widows of the Susan B Anthony Society For The Sisters of Gertrude Stein from getting together and celebrating at their annual quiche breakfast.
WHAT: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche
WHEN: February 3 – 8. 2015
WHERE: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
BOOKING DETAILS: Tel: 07 3358 8600 / Online: brisbanepowerhouse.org /
In Person: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
It’s the day of the annual Susan B Anthony Society Of The Sisters of Gertrude Stein Quiche Breakfast and the organisational committee, headed by Events Chairwoman Wren Warren, are hastily clucking around finalising preparations for the years biggest event.
The tables are set, the quiches have been judged and Dale Prist, the society historian, has even found two portraits deep in the archives that epitomise the values and traditions of the sisterhood to unveil during the ceremony.
Welcoming the sisters is the innocent newcomer Ginny Cadbury, a recent arrival from England who is eager to please her fellow sisters, especially Veronica Schultz, the Buildings and Grounds Chairwoman who has overseen a number of safety measures implemented across the hall. Inside this building, behind the enormous, impermeable door, is possibly the safest place in America, a reassuring fact considering the Communists could attack at any moment.
But nuclear annihilation is far from anyone’s mind on such an auspicious day, especially when Society President Lulie Stanwyck enters, bringing everyone to attention for a rousing rendition of the Sisterhood’s anthem.
Then it’s on to the main event, revealing this year’s prize winning quiche. As the anticipation builds the sisters reflect on previous winners and some terrible mistakes, such as Petunia Bradley’s Sausage Quiche, which in part inspired the society’s core rules:
No men. No meat. All manners.
But just as everything seems set for the best Quiche Breakfast in the history of the Sisterhood, the unthinkable happens…As cabin fever sets in, secrets come out, pasts are reconciled and an explosive twist will keep all the sisters united, hand in hand as they strive onwards into a dark and unknown future.