The Awesomely Funny Anne Marie Schleffer Returns to the Red Sandcastle with her One-Woman Comedy – “MILF Life Crisis”

I just learned that my favourite comically hot single divorced mom is returning to the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto, for only four performances on April 5-8. All shows at 8pm. Call 416-845-9411 to reserve tickets before her whole run is sold out.

Since I loved this show the first time around, I hope to encourage some of my male and female friends to join me once again to see and hear Anne Marie humorously navigate the crazy post divorce dating scene while raising her kids.

The following is a review I penned of Anne Marie’s excellent show performed last time in Toronto.

Anne Marie is a one-woman phenom. As a Second City alum, for years she has written and performed in very amusing and smart and sold out seven one-woman shows throughout Canada and the United States. Her most recent show, premiering at the best little show house in Toronto, the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Leslieville, “MILF Life Crisis”, is definitely her sharpest, funniest and most moving. Her writing and acting hit real close to home.

Literally. We learn from the play’s theatre notes, that this play is based on Ann Marie’s own life, which is in the midst of divorce, co-parenting issues and crazy/sexy single mom dating.

As a result, the jokes and dead-on observations come from some very dark, funny and sad places. The best and richest, type of humour.

I was most impressed with Anne Marie’s craft as an actress. Throughout the play, Ann Marie, through mere inflections of tone and subtle mannerisms- naturally transforms from innocent loving wife and mother- to sad and sex-starved single mom- to hot, drunk, Tinder MILF, (hot mothers we love to Facebook) and then – to wiser liberated lover and ex wife.

Ann Marie also brilliantly plays her chorus of supportive friends- Nympho Kendra- who solves her single divorced status with multiple lovers and Sappho Terry- her very wise/No BS and drop dead funny lesbian friend. Anne Marie’s portrayal of Nympho Kendra was double and triple bang on.

The one hour show flies by. I was in an audience of 40 women- 5 guys. We all laughed our asses off throughout.

The Red Sandcastle is a perfect venue for Anne Marie’s show. As we all are literally up close and personal with Anne Marie as she comically, movingly and sexily unravels and exposes her life- under a symbolic disco ball, before our very eyes.

This is a show for all single and married women and the men who want to Tinder, Facebook or d/bar them.

Below is a teaser trailer video of the show.

I strongly urge you to catch this show, when it arrives in Toronto next week.

Performances: April 5-8, at Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East, (Leslieville) Toronto. Call for tickets at 416-845-9411.

 

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