The Trustus Side Door Theatre is bringing some cheer to the New Year as 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche comes to intimate 50-seat theatre. This unique show that was born from sketch comedy in Chicago comes to Columbia with an all-star Trustus cast. The show opens tonight, January 17th, at 8:00pm in the Trustus Side Door Theatre, and runs through Saturday February 2nd.
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche introduces theatre-goers to the leading ladies of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein who are hosting an audience of fellow widows at the society's annual quiche breakfast. Why quiche? Well, as leader Lulie Stanwyck reminds us, "The egg is as close to the Lord Jesus as a piece of food can get." And for those unfortunate souls who might like a piece of sausage now and again, Lulie warns, "We don't even joke about putting meat in the quiche." The breakfast ensues with its usual panache; but when Communists descend on their idyllic town the sisters must work together to navigate through the hilarious chaos that proceeds. And trust us - the audience has to come along for the ride.
Director Robin Gottlieb brought together an all-star cast to portray the side-splitting members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. Trustus company member Elena Martínez-Vidal (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) joins the cast as the leader of the Sisters: Lulie Stanwyck. Trustus Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley takes the stage for the first time in the Trustus Side Door playing Vern. Trustus Company member Vicky Saye Henderson (Next To Normal) will be joining the sisters as Wren. Katie Mixon, who recently appeared in Pride and Prejudice with SC Shakespeare Company, returns to the Side Door stage as Ginny. Emily Meadows (Plan 9 From Outer Space) rounds out the cast and makes her Trustus Side Door debut as Dale.
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche opens tonight, January 17th at 8:00pm and runs through Saturday, February 2, 2013. Shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays start at 8pm. The Sunday matinee on January 20th will be at 3pm. There is no show on Saturday, January 19th. The doors and box office open thirty minutes prior to curtain, and all Trustus Side Door tickets are $15. Reservations can be made by calling the Trustus Box Office at (803) 254-9732.
Trustus Theatre is located at 520 Lady Street, behind the Gervais St. Publix. Parking is available on Lady Street and on Pulaski Street. The Trustus Side Door Theatre entrance is through the glass doors on the Huger St. side of the building.
For more information or reservations call the box office Tuesdays through Saturdays 1-6 pm at 803-254-9732. Visit www.trustus.org for all show information and season info.
Photo Credit: Rob Sprankle