Thursday, December 6, 2012
Comedienne, playwright, and founder of the “5,000 Women” festival at Wesleyan, Jennifer Blaine ’92 puts on her newest show, “Dirty Joke” at the Ethical Society in Philadelphia. With the help of director Vashti Dubois '83, Blaine features eight “changemakers,” including Majora Carter ’88, Madeline Albright, and Arianna Huffington.
“Jennifer Blaine has performed with the likes of Chris Rock and Joe Piscopo and brought her smart, irreverent humor to premier venues and festivals nationwide. ‘Dirty Joke’ is particularly timely on the heels of the presidential election—when social and political issues are top of mind, and many people are craving some comedy, candor, and inspiration.
“Jennifer is renowned for her extraordinary ability to shift between characters across age and ethnicity. ‘Dirty Joke’ centers on one of Jennifer’s most popular characters: Ruth, an elderly Jewish woman with a penchant for off-color humor. As Ruth convenes ‘the first live superwoman conference’ (which also happens to include a man), Jennifer portrays 8 real-life changemakers who have made a significant impact on our world.”
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