Light fare, but delicious. Expanded by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood from a short Sketchbook piece, New Colony’s created a surprisingly engaging, though mostly absurdist, play about a group of 1950s semi-closeted lesbians in the “Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein” who all come out during a nuclear apocalypse that occurs during their annual quiche breakfast. The five ebullient actresses worked to create their own roles, resulting in a mix of imaginative characters that transcend stereotypes; and for every tasteless joke about woman-on-woman action, there are a number of clever narrative twists, metatheatrical winks and surrealist conceits. Paced at a vigorous seventy minutes, with PBR on tap, the show never demands more than it gives. Your relationship with quiche will never be the same again. (Monica Westin)
At The New Colony, 4740 North Western, (773)413-0862. Through July 30.