Dame Edna is Back for the Holidays

By Ilana Wherry

edna.jpgDame 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.

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