Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End
Aurora Theatre
through April 14, 2019

Who would have thought that an average housewife from the mid-west might wind up as columnist whose works were syndicates to 900 newspapers. She was an icon up until her passing in the 1996. Some of her lines were like Groucho’s. If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?

This one-actor, one-act show is brilliantly brought to life on the small stage at Aurora by Lane Carlock, on a neat small set under the direction of Megan Rose-Houchins. It is always a challenge to imagine how one person can be in front of an audience fr more than an hour and remember every single line. It’s a rare talent and one that Lane obviously enjoys.

Even when its over, it’s as if Yogi were there to tell you It ain’t over ‘till it’s over. Aurora is in Lawrenceville, free garage parking and goodies, and always a pleasure. More info at