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When

Runs from Wednesday December 16 2020 to Sunday December 20 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour

Venue

Bradenton Kiwanis Theater
502 Third Avenue West
Bradenton FL 34205

Performance Notes

× Erma Bombeck's "At Wit's End" is an affectionate tribute to the late American humorist through Alison and Margaret Engel's one-woman show. Kristy Meanor inhabits the role in an extended monologue that traces the ups and downs of suburban home life that inspired Bombeck and triggered her career as an unlikely journalist - a career that started small yet mushroomed to a syndicated column in some 900 newspapers, the writing of 15 best selling books, a successful lecture circuit, a stint on ABC's "Good Morning America", and a passionate support of the Equal Rights Amendment. The script cleverly interjects Bombeck's epigrams into the narrative, and Ms.Meanor delivers them with expert comic timing and knowing glances that make the audience complicit in her analyses. The one-hour running time is just right. Though we could listen to Ms. Meanor for a longer time, "always leave an audience wanting more" is a sure-fire way to ensure a hit, and Erma Bombeck's "At Wit's End" does just that.

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