Actress Michèle LaRue will do her bit for womankind in The Rib Speaks Out, an evening of two performance pieces which will be presented March 29 at Manhattan's Cornelia Street Café. Seating begins at 6 PM with the performance to follow at 6:30 PM.
The show begins with LaRue enacting Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Monologue, a 1912 satire by Marie Jenney Howe. LaRue originally performed the piece at Cape May, New Jersey's East Lynne Company, a troupe which specialized in little-seen, 19th-century stage works. Since then, she has revived it at a variety of locales.
Rounding out the evening will be The Diary of Eve, an adaptation of Mark Twain's Eden stories, by Gayle Stahlhuth. In addition to being an actress, LaRue was until recently the longtime senior editor of "Back Stage" newspaper.
Tickets are $4, with a $6 minimum. The Cornelia Street Café is located at 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village. For more information, call (212) 989-9319.
—By Robert Simonson