THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE
by Elizabeth Meriwether
Played at The Living Room October 2013.
The absurdist comedy from the creator of FOX’s hit comedy New Girl is a twisted and hilarious coming-of-age story about a girl who develops Ablutophobia, the fear of bathing. Struggling with a soul-crushing job as a personal assistant, she wages a furious, funny war against all things complacent, pampered and clean. As her smell starts to overwhelm her co-workers and many casual lovers—a series of bad poets—the play raises the questions: Is dirty living a political act? And is clean living even possible in these times of unrest? An unlikely story of love and dirty people.
Directed by Natalie Liccardello
Starring Melissa Fennewald, Carrie Lenahan, Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, and Seth Macchi.
“In Elizabeth Meriwether’s, The Mistakes Madeline Made at The Living Room Theatre, sarcasm and ironic comedy is trotted out appropriately to balance what is a complex story of love and finding oneself after suffering a substantial loss. Under the direction of Natalie Licardello, the 85 minute piece looks effortless with proper breathing room allowed for every earnest moment and comedic beat.”
- Calli Parker, KC Metropolis
Few missteps in Living Room’s production of ‘The Mistakes Madeline Made’
Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star
Sarcasm in the face of substantial loss
Calli Parker, KC Metropolis
”The Mistakes Madeline Made” not a mistake at the Living Room
Lindsay Adams, UMKC University News