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Interview: Maari Suorsa of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

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Posted: December 3, 2012

Maari Suorsa
Four times a weekend, SoHo Playhouse is home to the outrageous 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, a hit in both New York and the cast’s native Chicago. Set in the 1950s, five women battle Communism and each other in a quiche bake-off. Filled with innuendo and pizzazz, the show has kept audience laughing for months, and will continue its hot streak through January 2013. I interviewed one of the aforementioned ‘lesbians’ Maari Suorsa about her time in New York, her brother’s favorite moment in the show and her best egg dish ever. Check out what this charmer had to say.
TED GREENBERG: What do you ladies do to warm up before a show?
MAARI SUORSA: To warm up before a show I usually have a beer with the ladies in the dressing room accompanied by a lot of yelling, laughing, and singing! We’ve had some rituals but the afore mentioned are what have stuck around!
TED: You guys have lived in a bunch of places during your NYC run. What’s been your favorite?
MAARI: My favorite place we stayed was our last location, I think it was in Clinton Hill (Brooklyn). It was probably the homiest of all the places and we did some late night baking one night!
TED: What airline do you guys fly from Chicago to NYC?
MAARI: In the beginning we flew Spirit airlines, early early am flights! Now that our schedule changed we’re on Delta and United etc! EVERYTHING feels like first class after flying Spirit!
TED: What’s your favorite egg dish?
MAARI: In college I had 18 eggs in my fridge on the verge of going bad so I quickly made custard. It made the kitchen reek and I was nervous about eating it so I got my guy neighbors to eat it. That’s my favorite egg dish I’ve made.
TED: What’s your brother’s favorite moment in the show?
MAARI: My brother has only seen the recording of the show so I texted to ask him and he responded with this: “The female empowerment… You see so many girls playing weaker roles early in their careers…and to see little sis along with some other strong ladies taking names on stage is pretty awesome!” Aww man I love him!
Check out 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the SoHo Playhouse Fridays at 10 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm and 10 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. For tickets, visit the SoHo Playhouse web site.

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