SoHo Playhouse Opens 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Tonight, 10/13
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 will be added to the SoHo Playhouse, Inc. (15 Vandam Street, New York City) fall 2012 season. The play will hold a six-week run at the SoHo Playhouse from tonight, October 13 to November 20, 2012.
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.
"We are extremely excited to announce the addition of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche which will make our fall season complete!" said SoHo Playhouse, Inc. Artistic Director Darren Lee Cole. "New York's theatrical elite hoped this show would never see the light of day but after the amazing response it received at the Fringe they had no luck trying to stick their finger in the dyke."
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will play on the SoHo Playhouse Mainstage Saturdays at 10:00pm, and Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30pm from October 13 to November 20. For tickets and more information, please visit: www.SoHoPlayhouse.com.
Andrew Hobgood (Co-Playwright) is the founding Artistic Director for The New Colony where he has directed Amelia Earhart: Jungle Princess, FRAT, and Hearts Full of Blood, which went on to the New York Fringe Festival and was featured in its Encore Series. He has served as co-writer on many of The New Colony's original works including That Sordid Little Story and Tupperware: An American Musical Fable, which he also directed. Most recently he directed and co-wrote lyrics for The New Colony's latest musical, Rise of the Numberless. Outside of The New Colony, Andrew won a 2006 FringeNYC award for 58! A Comedy about Bike Messengering. Andrew is an adjunct professor of theatre at the University of Chicago.
Evan Linder (Co-Playwright) is The New Colony's Associate Artistic Director. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Evan has worked with Victory Gardens Theatre, About Face Theatre, the side project, Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble since moving to Chicago. For The New Colony, Evan has written FRAT, The Warriors, 11:11, Rise of the Numberless and The Bearsuit of Happiness which will premiere as part of The New Colony's 2013 season. Evan is an adjunct professor of theatre at the University of Chicago.
John Arthur Pinckard (Producer) is a Tony Award winning producer of theatre and film, most recently represented on Broadway by Clybourne Park which won the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award for Best New Play. Other Current Productions include Roger Rees' What You Will on The West End, the international tour of Green Day's American Idiot, and the long running Off Broadway hit Silence! The Musical!, which he originated at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival. Other Broadway credits include Green Day's American Idiot (Tony nomination) Slava's Snowshow on Broadway (Tony nomination). At last year's FringeNYC John produced Yeast Nation: the Triumph of Life, Greg Kotis & Mark Hollmann's musical follow-up to Urinetown, starring Harriet Harris, which sold out six enthusiastic houses at the Ellen Stewart Theater and is currently in further development. John is the co-founder, with FringeNYC Festival Administrator Britt Lafield, of the FringeNYC Encore Series, now in its seventh year. In addition to 'Outstanding Production' winners 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Silence! and Yeast Nation, John's other FringeNYC credits include Never Swim Alone and Dog Sees God. John is an associate member of the Broadway League and has been a guest lecturer and faculty member at Columbia University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida, which named him an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2009. He is an inaugural recipient of Hal Prince's T. Edward Hambleton Fellowship for creative producers.
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.