Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

January 8–January 28, 2021

Run Time: 48 minutes
by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
directed by Robert Barry Fleming

With wisecracking charm, iconic humorist Erma Bombeck takes us through her journey from homemaker, to popular syndicated columnist, to feminist crusader and more. Starring Louisville-based performer Jessica Wortham, this one-woman show is a frank, poignant look at Bombeck’s ambition to define herself beyond the roles of wife and mother—while still embracing how these “ordinary” things can bring extraordinary joy.

Three weeks only!

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End streams through January 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Purchase your virtual tickets by January 28 at 11 a.m. EST.

Originally developed for the stage with David Esbjornson.
Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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Behind-the-Screens Event

Join Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming and Jessica Wortham, who plays the title role, for a conversation about the making of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.

Go Behind the Screens

If You Can Laugh At It, You Can Live With It

In this interview with Jessica Wortham, the star of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End talks about her process and breaks down why Bombeck’s wit resonates today.

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