Friday, August 28, 2009

Play of the Week: The Mistakes Madeline Made

What happens if you just stop showering? The Mistakes Madeline made is a twisted and hilarious coming-of-age story about a girl who develops Autophobia, the fear of bathing. Struggling with a soul-crushing job as a personal assistant, she wages a furious, funny war against all things complacent, pampered and clean. As her smell starts to overwhelm her coworkers and many causal lovers - a series of bad poets - the play raises the questions: Is dirty living a political art? And is clean living even possible in these times of unrest? An unlikely story of love and dirty people.
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Playwright Elizabeth Meriwether is a intelligent and witty new writer. Her work is both thought provoking and immensely funny. Look for this playwright to grow in importance over the coming years.

Happy Birthday: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1794-1832) & Robertson Davies (1913-1995)

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