“This could make a great Showtime series!”- Hettie Lynn Hurtles (KPCC-FM, NPR Los Angeles)
“Endearing insight into women who steal in a smart and entertaining way.” – Rachel Flanagan (Discover Hollywood Magazine)
“Each woman’s story is as hilarious as it is fascinating and heartbreaking….” Tracey Paleo (Gia on the Move)
“A true highlight of my HFF16 experience.” – Bob Leggett (Indie Voice Blog)
“Intriguing concept and sociological statement….a fantastic show !” – Mona Murphy Martell (Theater Spoken Here)
“Moments [that let] us feel our common humanity.” – David MacDowell Blue (Night-Tinted Glasses)
(#1) of “The 10 shows to see at the Hollywood Fringe Festival” (Time Out Magazine)
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Not all shoplifters steal out of need or greed.
The STICKYFINGERS women shoplift out of deeper psychological reasons that they may not be able to acknowledge.
A female SECURITYGUARD who has seen it all is the guide and moral conscience for the eight women who tell their personal stories.
TIFFANY steals makeup from Sephora; EVE dreams of having a new iPhone; ROBIN, is a “freegan” who is sick and tired of eating and wearing what no one else wants; DEIDRE fondly remembers her one and only shoplifting experience; BEVERLY compulsively steals gifts for her family; JANE thinks “free food just tastes better” and of course there’s the most famous shoplifter of our time WINONA who walks out of Saks Fifth Avenue with $5,653 worth of merchandise.
These humorous and heartbreaking true stories have found their way to the stage through extensive research and conversations with real shoplifters.