Coming straight off of its extended run at the New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series, The New Colony's award-winning 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche just opened at the SoHo Playhouse, Inc. (15 Vandam Street, New York City), where it will play November 20, 2012. Check out photos from the opening below!
Written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood with contributions by Mary Hollis Inboden, Megan Johns, Thea Lux, Beth Stelling and Maari Suorsa, directed by Sara Gitenstein, and presented by Tony Award winner John Arthur Pinckard (Clybourne Park, Silence! The Musical), 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche stars Caitlin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns, Thea Lux, and Maari Suorsa, who take us to 1956 where the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche began as a 10 minute play in Collaboraction's Sketchbook 10, and was developed by popular demand into a full length play which broke box office records for The New Colony and has gone on to enjoy regional premieres from San Francisco to Omaha to Charleston. The play sold out its entire run at this summer's FringeNYC, winning the Outstanding Production Award.
The newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club situated below the main theatre is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York. SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor. 15 Van Dam Street, was designated as the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance McNally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, A.R. Gurney, and LeRoi Jones. More recently The Playhouse has been home to Tracy Letts, Charles Busch, Adam Rapp, and many others.
For more information, visit www.sohoplayhouse.com.
Photo Credit: Matthew Eisman
Maari Suorsa, Caitlin Chuckta, Thea Lux, Megan Johns, and Rachel Farmer
Caitlin Chuckta, Thea Lux, Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns, Maari Suorsa
Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns, producer: John Arthur Pinckard, Thea Lux, Caitlin Chuckta, Maari Suorsa, director: Sarah Gitenstein