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Up Next: PolySHAMory

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 MusicalPolySHAMory 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.”

PolySHAMory at the Tampa and Atlanta Fringe Festivals

Really Spicy Opera is proud to present Kate Robards’ solo play PolySHAMory on 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).

From May-June, Robards will take her trademark humor and exploration of serious issues on the road. PolySHAMory will play at the Tampa International Fringe Festival from May 3-7, and at the Atlanta Fringe Festival from June 6-10.

 

A Pickle Returns to Sabes JCC

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 Pickle will 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.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 7:30 PM performance.

A Pickle 100% sold out

Really Spicy Opera is proud to announce that its 2017 run of A Pickle by Deborah Yarchun has completely sold out its entire run. This 1-woman show about prejudice, ignorance, and the Minnesota State Fair stars Angela Timberman and plays through August 12.

Angela Timberman.

A Pickle‘s world premiere at the Minnesota Fringe Festival sold out within minutes of the box office opening, with the rest of the performances selling out overnight. It is the fastest-selling production of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Praise for A Pickle

Angela Timberman as Doris.

Critics and audiences agree: Really Spicy Opera’s production of A Pickle is a hit! This play by Deborah Yarchun is the first show at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival to sell out twice, with a sold-out opening and its second performance entirely sold out in advance.

Critics have been unanimous in praising the production. The Twin Cities Arts Reader praised Angela Timberman’s performance, calling her “one of the best comedic actresses in the Twin Cities…in full form with excellent comic timing…this beautifully lit comedy goes deep and comes out ahead.” The Star Tribune agreed, noting, “the show talks prejudice without being preachy, and the comedic dialogue is impressively colorful. Actress Angela Timberman positively shines in her one-hour monologue, never slowing for a minute.”

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