Review: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche; 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday,5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; $23-$25. B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street; (916) 443-5300; Through November 15.
Rated 4.0

Somewhere in Middle America, in 1956, a time when we built bomb shelters and there was shame in the “love that dare not speak its name,” a group of “widows” are meeting for the annual Quiche Breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony Sisters of Gertrude Stein, in the very funny 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche now at the B Street Theatre.

Director Buck Busfield has assembled five of the funniest ladies in the Sacramento area—Elisabeth Nunziato, Amy Kelly, Amy Resnick, Stephanie Altholz and Tara Sissom—and each is in top form in this hilarious comedy, which features innuendo, double entendres, metaphor and repressed sexual tension.

The group’s board of directors, those self-described “widows,” are costumed and coiffed like the most extreme Stepford Wives and there to make sure things run smoothly.

But what begins as a simple quiche-judging contest, morphs into an atomic bomb blast, long-held secrets revealed and the funniest quiche-eating scene ever. By the end of the evening you may never look at the breakfast dish in the same way again.

This comedy may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but judging by audience reaction opening night, it has the potential to become a real cult classic.