Downstairs Cabaret Theatre to Serve Up FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is excited to announce the hilarious cult show FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE: May 20-June 19, 2016.

FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is chock-full of tongue-in-cheek double-entendres, blended with some deeply touching moments as well. FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE was the winner of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival for Best Overall Production.

The show, a parody of sexual repression set in 1956, begins at the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein's annual quiche breakfast. Lulie Stanwych the President, Wren Robin the events chairwoman, Veronica "Vern" Schultz the buildings and grounds chairman, Ginny Cadbury the Secretary, and Dale Prist the historian lead the society. And everyone in the audience is a member! Eggs are sacred to the followers of the society, and there are scenes of graphic quiche eating. During the course of the show the outside world will be destroyed, and it is apparent that members of the Susan B. Anthony Society will be the only living members of the human race.

Downstairs Cabaret's production is directed by co-author Evan Linder. Linder is a founding member of The New Colony theatre (winner of Broadway in Chicago's Emerging Theatre Award - 2011) in Chicago, IL where he also serves as Co-Artistic Director. He works as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan's first play produced in Chicago, FRAT, was named as one of the Best of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune, Windy City Times and Newcity. Other works include 11:11, The Warriors, The Bear Suit of Happiness, and B-Side Studio. The New York International Fringe Festival production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche immediately transferred to an Off-Broadway run as part of the Soho Playhouse's 2012-2013 season. In 2013, Evan was listed on Chicago Magazine's Power List of Theater Scene Stealers. In 2014, Evan originated the roles of Jonathan in The 1

New Colony's reWILDing Genius for Steppenwolf's Garage Rep and Orville in Orville and Wilbur Did It! with The New Colony. 2014 also saw his play Byhalia, Mississippi named the winner of the New Works Competition at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN. Byhalia, Mississippi received simultaneous world premieres in four cities (Chicago, Memphis, Toronto and Charleston, SC) in January 2016.

The cast of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre features Rachel Farmer as Lulie, Megan Bowers as Wren, Ashlee Rountree as Vern, Caitlin Chuckta as Ginny, and Stephanie Shum as Dale.

Performances will take place at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street, Rochester: May 20-June 19th, 2016: Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 6:00pm. Convenient free parking is available. Ticket prices are $25 for the first week (no other discounts apply). Beginning May 26, general admission tickets range from $30 to $33, depending on performance times (discounts are available for selected performances for seniors age 60+; groups of 10+; full-time students; military personnel; and current DCT members). Seating is reserved for parties of five or more and DCT members of $100.00 or more. The show runs 1 hour 10 minutes without an intermission. For reservations, membership and volunteering opportunities, call (585) 325- 4370 or visit www.DownstairsCabaret.com.

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