Holli Saperstein stars as humorist who found laughter in suburban home life in ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wits End’

Holli Saperstein stars as humorist who found laughter in suburban home life in ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wits End’

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Erma Bombeck, a syndicated columnist whose articles appeared in more than 900 newspapers, is known as the original female humorist.

Holli Saperstein, who plays Bombeck in a show now on stage in Wilmington, said Bombeck, “gave women permission to poke fun at daily life.”

Saperstein, actress and founder of Panache Theatrical Productions, stars in the one-woman show of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.

The Big Dawg Productions show runs from February 5 to 23 at 613 Castle Street.

Big Dawg Productions presents 'Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End' (Source: Big Dawg Productions))
Big Dawg Productions presents 'Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End' (Source: Big Dawg Productions)) (Source: Big Dawg Productions)

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“She was active in the Equal Rights Amendment in a way that was much more approachable for many women,” said Saperstein.

When she was in her teens, Saperstein met Bombeck twice. At the time, she said she couldn’t have imagined that later in her life she would have played Bombeck in a one-woman show.

For tickets to the show, click here.

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