Dame Edna is Back for the Holidays
By Ilana Wherry Dame Edna, the lilac-tressed Australian giga-star is back in fine fettle in the city that launched her American career. Creator Barry Humphries’ satiric characterization of a suburban Melbourne housewife has come a long way since her debut in 1955. Ever the variety act, and enabled by strategic use of entertaining video clips bringing us up-to-date “Edna-ology”. Edna sings, dances, performs monologues, gives us a sampling of her TV talk show, performs a wedding on-stage with willing audience participants, and introduces daughter Valmai (Erin-Kate Whitcomb), ably aided and abetted by pianist Andrew Ross. Dame Edna is a hilarious family treat for the holidays. Come see for yourself and bring your friends, family and neighbors again and again.What a lovely gift for the holiday season from our favorite giga-star Dame Edna! Post Street Theatre, San Francisco, through Jan. 4.