Today, Really Spicy Opera heads off to France for a week-long performance planning and research project. RSO staff will visit the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Archives Nationales de France, and other sites as part of the Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely Project and its ongoing collaboration with the Élan Ensemble.
In 2014, Kate Robards’ debut solo play Mandarin Orange was named a Capital Fringe Festival highlight by the Washington Post, the first of several star-studded productions. Over the next two years, her solo play Ain’t That Rich racked up honors from Montreal to DC to the shores of Hawaii, including “Best Bet” at FRIGID NYC, “Best of Fringe” at the Capital Fringe, sold-out performances at the Marsh Theatre in San Francisco, and a Hoku Award at the Maui Fringe Festival. Now, Robards returns with PolySHAMory, the third installment in the award-winning series.
PolySHAMory is a show about his and hers. And hers. And his. Sex and sex clubs. Love and therapy.
Kate has everything she’s ever dreamed of. So does Kate’s husband’s girlfriend. Armed with the sex-positive ethos of The Ethical Slut, Kate plunges into the world of Polyamory. She has no idea.
PolySHAMory is produced by Really Spicy Opera, the company behind Tampa Fringe 2017’s best-selling Game of Thrones: The Musical. PolySHAMory was named a “Best Bet” at FRIGID NYC-2018.
Kate Robards is an award-winning playwright and performer, praised by Montreal Theatre Hub as “A true gem who has audiences chuckling up one moment and tearing up the next.”
Really Spicy Opera is proud to present Kate Robards’ solo play PolySHAMoryon tour at the Tampa and Atlanta Fringe Festivals. PolySHAMory is the third in a series of award-winning solo plays written and performed by Robards, following Mandarin Orange and Ain’t That Rich (produced by Really Spicy Opera in 2017).
Hot on the heels of its second revival of A Pickle, Really Spicy Opera heads to Washington, DC for the Intersections Festival. RSO will present the children’s theatre outreach half of The Princess Pirate Party Musical, a new show currently under development.
The Intersections Festival is hosted and curated by the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The Intersections Festival runs February 22-March 11, and is now on its 9th season. RSO’s appearance is part of the festival’s educational theatre outreach program for the very young, and will feature Victoria Erickson (The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret) and Basil Considine.
The Princess Pirate Party Musical will play on Saturday, 3/3 @ 9 AM at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC. Tickets are available online.
Update: Due to blizzard conditions, this performance has been rescheduled for Monday, February 26 at Sabes JCC.
Really Spicy Opera’s award-winning production of Deborah Yarchun’s A Picklewill return January 22 for a special performance at the Sabes Jewish Community in St. Louis Park, MN. A Pickle will appear as part of the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, with Angela Timberman reprising her role as Doris.
A Pickle is based on the real-life story of Doris Rubenstein and the Minnesota State Fair’s pickle-making contest. The play won the Twin Cities Arts Reader’s Best of Fringe award for the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, a BroadwayWorld Regional Award for Best Original/New Work, and a BroadwayWorld Regional Award for Best Actress.
The award for “Original/New Work” honors both the production overall and the script by Deborah Yarchun. The award for “Best Actress in a Play” honors Angela Timberman.
Playwright Deborah Yarchun based her script for A Pickle on real-life events at the Minnesota State Fair, which turned into a national scandal in the early 2000s. The comedic script with a hard-hitting message struck a chord with audiences, selling out every performance at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, including an added encore performance. A follow-up engagement at Bryant-Lake Bowl also completely sold out; A Pickle can next be seen at the 2018 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival (Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Park, MN) on Monday, 1/22 at 7:30 PM.
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