The Gingerbread Lady
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Neil Simon's dark comedy about Evy Meara, a cabaret singer whose career, marriage and health have all been destroyed by alcohol. Having completed ten weeks in rehab to overcome her addiction, she returns home to the welcome of friends with their own problems " an overly vain woman who fears the loss of her looks, a homosexual actor in danger of losing a part in a play, her devoted but anxious teenage daughter, and a worthless ex-lover. Evy's efforts at hosting a party crumble when she falls off the wagon and careens toward a tragic end.