Theatre Mirror Reviews - "Mrs. Potatohead Show"

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"Mrs. Potatohead Show"

Sketches by Margaret Ann Brady & Dorothy Dwyer
and one by Max Burbank
Songs by Lucy Holstedt
and one by Margaret Ann Brady
Music arranged and performed by Steve Gilbane

Lighting Design by Amy Lee
Stage Manager Robbie Gray

Margaret Ann Brady
Dorothy Dwyer
Lucy Holstedt

This trio of shamelessly uppity women celebrate Irish American women by some of the sharpest in-your-face wit and finely machined satire. Their smiling metaphor for their attitude is a vagina with teeth. They are incisively specific about the myths a child encounters at her first menstruation. For one bit Margaret Ann Brady in pants impersonates a bar-room back-table philosopher explains at circuitous length "What Women Want" while continually interrupting himself from lighting his cigarette. And in "A March for George W" they sing of the unlikelihood that anyone would do for the Republican what Monica did for his predecessor.

They are equal-opportunity insulters whose bits are as delicately and deadlily chipped as a flint arrowhead, with not a word or gesture out of place or off-message. They insist they are (grumpily) not yet ready for prime time, but come 10:15 they are funny as hell every uncompromising inch of the way. They are well worth the wait every night they perform.

Love,
===Anon.


"Mrs. Potatohead Show" (2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 March)
Boston Women On Top Festival
Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commomnwealth Avenue, BOSTON
1(617)332-0546


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