5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the SoHo Playhouse

photo by Dixie Sheridan
photo by Dixie Sheridan
If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet – it’s high time that you do! The new Colony’s award-winning 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche began previews at the SoHo Playhouse on October 13th and will then officially open tomorrow night! The play played an extended run at the New York International Fringe Festive Encore Series.

Written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood, with contributions from Mary Hollis Inboden, Megan Johns, Thea Lux, Beth Stelling and Maari Suorsa, the show was directed by Sara Gitenstein.

As the SoHo Playhouse, Inc. artistic director Darren Lee Cole said, “We are extremely excited to announce the addition of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche which will make our fall season complete! New York’s theatrical elite hoped this show would never see the light of day but after the amazing response it received at the Fringe they had no luck trying to stick their finger in the dyke.”

The cast includes Caitlin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns, Thea Lux and Maari Suorsa. And, according to press notes, it “takes us to 1956 where the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?”

The show will run until early November on Saturday nights at 10 pm and on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.

Lower Manhattan’s Cell Phone Service Big Boon for Business

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Shimmie Horn Enjoys Using Cell Phones, too.

When business leaders in New York need to connect with people, they can’t afford an unreliable service provider. Luckily today all over Manhattan there is access to some of the world’s most reliable and dependable cellular phone providers, making keeping up with business opportunities a simple, elegant endeavor.

Pop-Up Playgrounds Making a Difference in New York Schools

The creativity offered by some of the schools in the area is worth recognition. At the Charter School of Educational Excellence (CSEE) in Yonkers, started with the help of Victory Education Partners, they recently enjoyed a pop-up playground.

Pop-up playgrounds are play experiences that allow the students to use their creativity by using loose parts like cardboard boxes, tires, fabric and recyclables for play. They can be set up anywhere that the space provides and they encourage children to use their imagination, to show initiative, to collaborate and to employ problem-solving skills.

On October 12th, 2012, with the assistance of Sarah Lawrence College, CSEE was able to offer this unique experience to its kindergarten students. The Sarah Lawrence College sponsored the activity and offered its students to facilitate the event. The materials were all collected from donations from local families and businesses and allowed the students to use their hands and their minds for collaborative play.

Certainly, this was one example of the type of activity offered by the CSEE and Victory Education Partners and it shows how these schools are thinking outside of the box (while actually using the box itself!)