How did two fifties-era Iowan housewives, who performed songs by the Andrews Sisters and were married on the same day, become two of the most influential advice columnists of all time? “Ann and Abby”, a live 3-person comedy, examines how chutzpah, hard work and a bit of luck propelled the twins into becoming two of the most beloved and respected women of the 20th century. With humor, snappy one-lines and a whole lot of love, Abby and Ann will dole out advice to the audience on the proper way to hang toilet paper, how to stop your husband from wearing a Tarzan suit and how not to be a lovelorn teen. The twins will also provide insights into how they, as children of immigrant parents, remained the world’s most popular advisers for over 50 years. Discussion with the audience will follow the performance.
An edutainment production, the show will feature Lynne Moulton, Fran Baron and Joseph Zamparelli. Ann and Abby is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council. This is a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, contact the Library at (781) 316-3200.
This event will take place on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. Refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public.