Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

September 18 – October 7, 2018 By Allison Engel & Margaret Engel | Originally developed for the stage with David Esbjornson

Directed by Jennie Eisenhower

Erma Bombeck captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” In this one-woman tour de force, discover the story behind America’s favorite housewife who championed women’s lives with a wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

Running time: 60 minutes

“Insanity is hereditary. You can catch it from your kids.” – Erma Bombeck








Official trailer for Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Teaser for Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Behind-the-Curtain of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Meet the Cast

Licia Watson (Erma Bombeck) is delighted to be making her debut at the Bristol Riverside Theatre. Her regional credits include a variety of maternal figures from the traditional (Marmee in Little Women-the Musical, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Ethel Banks in Barefoot in the Park) to the whimsical (Agnes in I DoI I Do!, Rona Lisa Peretti inThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Vivian and Karin in various productions of Church Basement Ladies I-IV) to the dysfunctional (Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter, Lela Rogers in Backwards in High Heels, Kate Keller in All My Sons).








Sponsored by BB&T Bank