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Cluck Be a Lady

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Who came out first? The chicken or the egg?

Rehearsals are an eggsercise in character-building.

While our cooped-up, coupled-up characters have our actors cracking up, they've also

got us digging in and buckling down.

Let's meet the good eggs of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude

Stein, shall we? 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is directed by Tera Flores and features

Scottlynn Stroming as Lulie, our President; Olivia Leone as Wren, our Events

Chairwoman; Kit Kelly as Vern, our Buildings and Grounds Chairperson; Bonnie Hart as

Ginny, our Secretary; and Allison Fradkin as Dale, our Historian. Understudying for Lulie

we have Leslie SR Beebe; for Ginny and Wren we have Kelly Haramis; and for Vern

and Dale we have Caryl Davidson.

Here, our actors eggspress their feelings about the show:

"This play is wonderfully wild and deeply sincere. Amidst the wacky comedy, it is always

clear how much these women care about each other. This is a story about love,

friendship, and bravery when safe spaces are few." – Scottlynn Stroming

"This play is important because it gives people an accessible and fun way to see into the

lives of five lesbians. My hope is that it will break some barriers and help people see us

as more human. There are a lot of scary things happening in this country right now, and

a lot of things feel out of our control. But this play is a break from that. It’s a funny and

heartfelt celebration of queerness. I've never been able to play a character before who

is gay like me." – Bonnie Hart

When it comes to queer representation in life and in art, visibility is both viable and

valuable; and there's nothing more admirable than authenticity. While this show may be

bubblier than an ice cream soda and bouncier than a poodle skirt, it's not nearly as

divisive as the vamp on a saddle shoe. That's because comedy is a very effective way

of exploring sensitive subjects, especially when the themes are satirized but the

characters are portrayed with empathy, honesty, and respect. Not only is Quiche food

for thought; but the audience will root for the characters and feel emboldened by their

emerging empowerment.

The audience will also take part in the production, though no one will be eggspected to

ham it up. After all, you can't put meat in a quiche! And, no offense, but the members of

the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are no spring chickens.

We're fall chickens, and when our show opens the second weekend of September, Mosaic Players won't be putting all our eggs in one basket. We'll be bringing our production to nearly two dozen


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