FRINGE 2015: Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche will leave you wanting more

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is, at a glance, an absurd, apocalyptic, queer comedy of manners. The show is largely character driven and its five leading ladies hit the right combination of pep and pluck as egg-worshipping, 50s-era closet lesbians.

The play takes place during the 1956 annual quiche breakfast of The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. The five executives of the society are preparing for the tasting of the quiches when an air raid siren goes off. On lockdown in the bunker, the so-called widow and ladysisters must come to terms with themselves and face each other in this winking, tongue-in-cheek comedy.

The Society has two rules: no men, no meat, all manners. They worship the egg and their illustrious founder and pay homage every year in the annual quiche tasting.

Tina Mancini stands out as the bossy busy-body President of the society, Lulie, who’s profound love for quiche she maintains surpasses that of anyone else’s. Allie Shapiro also does her role credit as the youngest and seemingly most naive of the group, Dale, who has a few secrets of her own.

Written by Evan Lindor and Andrew Hobgood, the play is humorous and unique, and comprises a good deal of audience interaction. Fun and high-spirited, the show is a prime example of one that doesn’t try too hard to impress, but worms its way into your heart anyway.

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche plays at the Salle Jean-Claude-Germain of the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui (3900 Saint-Denis) at the following times:

  • June 14h (Sunday) at 2:25 pm
  • June 15th (Monday) at 6:10 pm
  • June 17th (Wednesday) at 7:40 pm
  • June 18st (Thursday) at 5:40 pm
  • June 21st (Sunday) at 7:25 pm


Marilla Steuter-Martin is part of CJLO’s Official Fringe Team covering the sights and sounds from the 2015 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

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