Review | Link Harris
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is – in its core – as the tag line suggests “1956 America. The ladies of the Susan B Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast, when Russia drop a nuke.“ which basically sums up the entire show in one sentence with the exception of them coming out of the closet during the crisis.
Going into the show with absolutely no idea what to expect other than quite literally watching 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, every audience member was given a female name tag – regardless of their gender. As we were seated, cast members were going around speaking to various people in character and I noticed one poor gentleman in the front row getting the cold shoulder straight off the bat, it became clear throughout the show this gentleman – now named Marjorie – was continually picked on and berated for the duration of the show as apart of the act for various fictional sleights ‘Marjorie’ had done.
There were a few funny one liners such as “God gave me eggs and I knew I needed to hatch one” and cheesy quotes such as “if you build it, they will come” from Field of Dreams, some sexual innuendo regarding meat and female genitalia – mostly when the lesbianism got into full swing – but overall the performance was fairly flat, flaccid and lacklustre.
The exceptions to the above ribbing were when one of the cast members blew up and covered the impenetrable door with fake blood, one is found to been pregnant and her excuse is that she “fell onto a turkey baster” to which another cast member exclaimed “I fall onto turkey basters all the time, but they weren’t filled with semen!” and the fact that she knows that the baby is a boy because she has been craving meat.
If you like the 50s housewife attire/hair, if you like lesbians or if you like quiche then give this show a peek and even if you don’t, go and warm a seat and support the artists.
WHEN: 21 – 24 February 2018 | 7:00pm & 10:00pm
WHERE: Henry Summer | Northbridge
INFO: Tickets $23 – $26.50 | Duration 75 mins | Suitable 18+ | WA Artists | THEATRE