Theater review: Girls Only

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Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women

Stage Door Theater

July 9, 2010

Bethel Caram and Diana Dresser star in Girls Only - The Secret Comedy for Women.
  • Bethel Caram and Diana Dresser star in Girls Only - The Secret Comedy for Women.

The Deal: This past weekend I decided for a girl’s night out. Seeing as Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is currently hosting Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women, it only seemed fitting to check it out. Buzz has been growing about this two-woman show that opened in May and performances have been selling out quick.

The Good: The interactive nature of the show – along with the fact that only one man was in attendance - made it feel like a bridal shower or slumber party. It all started with a silly reading by the cast from their childhood diaries. Other highlights included a humorous history of women puppet-like segment, a “talk” about boys, a hosiery dance, a treasure chest show-and-tell and a craft-making segment on how-to put maxi pads and tampons to good use after menopause. The cast snatched two purses from members of the audience and rummaged through them on stage during an improv segment. Funny finds included a camera stuffed inside of a sock.

The Bad: Not much. For me, some parts were more goofy than funny, but the majority of the performance seemed like an audience laugh-a-thon.

The Verdict: A must-see for females. This all-things-feminine show is a lot of fun and will have you giggling and reminiscing in no time. Males: opt out on this one, unless you like standing out of the crowd or really want to be in a room full of women.

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy for Women continues through Aug. 1. Tickets are $34.50. Buy one ticket and get one free deals and student discounts are available. Show dates/times are as followed: July 13-15, 7:30 p.m.; July 16, 8 p.m.; July 17, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; July 18, 2 p.m.; July 20-22, 7:30 p.m.; July 23, 8 p.m.; July 24, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; July 25, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; July 27-29, 7:30 p.m.; July 30, 8 p.m.; July 31, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Aug. 1, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Stage Door Theater is located at the corner of 5th Street and College Street. For more information on the show, click here.

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