This play's genre is commonly known as "sketch comedy" - a collection of
short comic scenes, or "sketches," built on a model inspired by comedy-club
improvisation and stand-up, much like Saturday Night Live or Sid Caesar's
Show of Shows. It also owes a debt to Fringe theatre - low budget theatre
produced "on the fringe" of more respectable (and better funded) theatre
festivals. These origins lend the play a freewheeling, controversial,
committed, do-it-yourself feeling. Our production was staged as if in in a
comedy club, in front of a "debris field" of costumes, props, and set
pieces, which could be brought forward and arranged to suggest the play's
several locations and settings.
The play opens with two Supreme Beings planning out creation and trying to
keep things like race relations and human sexuality fair by arbitrarily
assigning pros and cons. The scenes that follow are a potpourri of subjects,
touching on religion, relationships, sexuality, aging, therapy, and more,
all from a woman’s perspective, with a comic vision inspired by the life
experiences of the authors.
written as a two-woman play, the Stover production featured six actresses
playing several roles each, with three more added "in cameo" for the Disney Mom Group Therapy
I also wrote and recorded music to accompany
lyrics provided by the playwright.
Review from the student newspaper