Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

By ALLISON ENGEL and MARGARET ENGEL

Not Currently Playing
Shelterhouse Theatre

Directed by DAVID ESBJORNSON

If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. From her home outside Dayton, Ohio, bestselling author Erma Bombeck gave a hilarious voice to ordinary suburban housewives everywhere, using humor to tell the reality of her life and theirs. At Wit’s End chronicles Bombeck’s fascinating story, beginning in 1964 with the launch of her groundbreaking newspaper column through her emergence as America’s favorite mother, with top billing on kitchen refrigerators from coast to coast. Filled with Bombeck’s own wit and wisdom, this new play paints a warm and funny portrait of the woman who dared to ask, "If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?"

"Immensely entertaining." — TheaterMania

 

ADVISORYErma Bombeck: At Wit's End is appropriate for adult and teenage audiences. It contains no adult language.

RUNNING TIME: Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End runs approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.


 

 

 

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