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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

It's 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast.

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Date: 27 Jan 2022

It’s 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast, where the motto is “no men, no meat, all manners”.

As the ‘widows’ await the announcement of the society’s prize-winning quiche, chaos strikes when the atomic bomb alarm sounds and threatens to end their beloved quiche breakfast. Is it a drill? Has the Communist threat come to pass? How will the widows respond if their idyllic town and lifestyle faces attack?

In the face of danger, who knows what you’ll learn about yourself or your fellow woman!

Rosie Niven (The Laramie Project, Revolt.She Said.Revolt Again) directs.

“I’ve watched a lot of queer theatre, and we seem to have a pattern of narratives that end in devastating tragedy,” Niven says. “That’s if we’re allowed the platform at all – I could count on one hand how many female-driven queer narratives I’ve ever seen. That’s what I find so special about 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche: the show has created a space where women can be unapologetically silly, funny, and proud of their identity. A space where we can just have fun. Which is what Mardi Gras is all about – queer pride and joy.”

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