Typically, we think of a mid-life crisis as something only a man might experience. Therefore, typically, were sexist idiots.
A woman can have a major freak out just as well as a man can, thank you very much. Sometimes, she can even do it better.
See the shit hit the fan first-hand at Tempe Little Theatres production of The Tale of the Allergists Wife. This play follows an upper-class matron who begins to crumble mid-way through a privileged life of intellectual and cultural pursuits, which leaves her feeling painfully mediocre. Throw in a critical mother and a neglectful husband and you get a total meltdown in a Disney Store. Luckily, a vivacious childhood friend strolls into the picture and turns the ongoing crisis into a series of smart one-liners.
Fri., June 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 6, 2 p.m.; Fri., June 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 12, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., June 13, 2 p.m.; Thu., June 17, 7 p.m.; Fri., June 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 19, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., June 20, 2 p.m., 2010