WINNER – The Encore Producers’ Award 2016!
ENCORE PERFORMANCE : Friday, July 22nd, 8pm. $12
- “It’s a steal!”
What reviewers are saying:
“Holzman’s writing crackles!” – Gray Palmer (Stage Raw)
“This could make a great Showtime series!”- Hettie Lynn Hurtles (KPCC-FM, NPR Los Angeles)
“Endearing insight into women who steal in a smart and entertaining way.” – Rachel Flanagan (Discover Hollywood Magazine)
“Each woman’s story is as hilarious as it is fascinating and heartbreaking….” Tracey Paleo (Gia on the Move)
“A true highlight of my HFF16 experience.” – Bob Leggett (Indie Voice Blog)
“Intriguing concept and sociological statement….a fantastic show !” – Mona Murphy Martell (Theater Spoken Here)
“Moments [that let] us feel our common humanity.” – David MacDowell Blue (Night-Tinted Glasses)
(#1) of “The 10 shows to see at the Hollywood Fringe Festival” (Time Out Magazine)
Stage Raw’s “Top Ten Fringe Shows”
Not all shoplifters steal out of need or greed.
The STICKY FINGERS women shoplift out of deeper psychological reasons that they may not be able to acknowledge.
A female SECURITY GUARD who has seen it all is the guide and moral conscience for the eight women who tell their personal stories.
TIFFANY steals makeup from Sephora; EVE dreams of having a new iPhone; ROBIN, is a “freegan” who is sick and tired of eating and wearing what no one else wants; DEIDRE fondly remembers her one and only shoplifting experience; BEVERLY compulsively steals gifts for her family; JANE thinks “free food just tastes better” and of course there’s the most famous shoplifter of our time WINONA who walks out of Saks Fifth Avenue with $5,653 worth of merchandise.
These humorous and heartbreaking true stories have found their way to the stage through extensive research and conversations with real shoplifters.