ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END
Erma Bombeck, one of our country’s most beloved humorists, captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Starring “Suburban Outlaw” and columnist Pam Sherman, this is the story behind America’s favorite average housewife who championed the lives of women with an incomparable wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all — the truth.
By Margaret Engel and Allison Engel; Directed by Mark Cuddy; Starring Pam Sherman as Erma Bombeck. The year’s run of the show is in response to overwhelming audience demand after last year’s sold and twice extended performances.
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Denver, Colorado Tickets at Denver Center for the Performing Arts: September 4th – September 22nd, 2019
Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
Shear Madness is the longest running play in the history of the USA. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Pumping Josey: Life and Death in Suburbia
Co-written by Pam Sherman and Caleen Sinnette Jennings and directed by David Hilder. This one-woman show premiered at Horizon's Theatre, the oldest women's theater in America and was performed nationally in a variety of venues including, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and the Queen’s Museum in New York City.
“Pumping Josey” invites us into the life of a thirty-something mother who is struggling with her career ambitions as she simultaneously nurses her newborn, and reels with the shock of her best-friend’s unexpected death. Suddenly, against the backdrop of not existing at all, life feels very different for Josey, so she summons the help of relatives (dead and alive) and personal heroes as disparate as Hannah Senesh, Anna Freud, and Mary Todd Lincoln to help her search for answers in the suburban wasteland. Ms Sherman portrays 10 characters creating a virtuoso evening that will both touch and amaze audiences.
“its one entertaining and rip-roaring ride along the way”
-Arlington Sun Gazette