Life after ‘Brain Death’

This Friday, Sacramento will welcome back its longest running musical in Sacramento theater history, Six Women with Brain Death (or Expiring Minds Want to Know), as a special tribute to former Studio Theatre director, producer and actor Jackie Schultz. Schultz opened the Studio Theatre in 1994 with a mission to promote theater from the female perspective. She opened Six Women in 1996 and it immediately sold out three months in advance. The show continued to run until 2006, when Schultz’s battle with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) along with opportunities to explore other ventures required her to end the show. Six Women is a fast-paced, musical satire of life and pop culture from an entirely left-of-field, feminine standpoint. The show consists of a bizarre yet hilarious combination of songs and sketches targeted at middle-aged women and the unique problems and challenges presented to them by our American culture. The authors explore a wacky range of topics including grocery line tabloid headlines, TV soap operas, the fantasy life of Barbie and Ken, severed heads of aging prom queens, and the unforgettable forest detour where Bambi meets Rambo (the infamous Rambi scene). Schultz says Six Women makes you "laugh like you have never laughed before." This cult-classic revival of Six Women will be presented by the Lambda Players under the direction of Kitty Czarnecki, a […]

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Life after ‘Brain Death’

This Friday, Sacramento will welcome back its longest running musical in Sacramento theater history, Six Women with Brain Death (or Expiring Minds Want to Know), as a special tribute to former Studio Theatre director, producer and actor Jackie Schultz. Schultz opened the Studio Theatre in 1994 with a mission to promote theater from the female perspective. She opened Six Women in 1996 and it immediately sold out three months in advance. The show continued to run until 2006, when Schultz’s battle with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) along with opportunities to explore other ventures required her to end the show. Six Women is a fast-paced, musical satire of life and pop culture from an entirely left-of-field, feminine standpoint. The show consists of a bizarre yet hilarious combination of songs and sketches targeted at middle-aged women and the unique problems and challenges presented to them by our American culture. The authors explore a wacky range of topics including grocery line tabloid headlines, TV soap operas, the fantasy life of Barbie and Ken, severed heads of aging prom queens, and the unforgettable forest detour where Bambi meets Rambo (the infamous Rambi scene). Schultz says Six Women makes you "laugh like you have never laughed before." This cult-classic revival of Six Women will be presented by the Lambda Players under the direction of Kitty Czarnecki, a […]

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