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The Secret Comedy of Women a Hilarious Theatrical Triumph
By Holly Harmon - Thursday Dec 29, 2022
It’s no secret that every woman deserves a laugh, and “The Secret Comedy of Women ®” is where to find it! Returning to the Herberger Theater Center from Dec. 28, 2022 to Jan. 22, 2023, the original comedy is a laugh-out-loud, immersive theatrical triumph about the challenges of being a woman. Grab some friends and come celebrate the joy of the journey from girlhood to womanhood.

“The Secret Comedy of Women,” written and performed by Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein, has found quick popularity in its hilarious examination of growing up, getting older and laughing at life as a female. Since 2008, the highly lauded show has played to more than a quarter of a million theatergoers nationally. Lovingly intended for female audiences, and the men who love them, it actively engages attendees with its high spirited, good-natured style of humor. The audience freely roars with laughter at everything that has ever held them back – from boys, to bras and pantyhose, to menopause.

Born out of the earnest and sweetly absurd writings the two authors discovered in their real-life childhood diaries, “The Secret Comedy of Women” is a mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation and sidesplitting songs and videos that remind everyone of the very funny and very charming similarities all women share. “It’s really like a girlhood reunion,” says Klein.

“Our show is highly universal, made personal. It’s for all ages of women,” adds Gehring. “We have been told it’s like ‘Saturday Night Live’ meets ‘The Carol Burnett Show.’”

The show is even more fun when enjoyed with others. “The Secret Comedy of Women” is perfect for group outings, including families, book clubs, social groups, professional organizations, work friends, and more! Experience this truly brilliant and uplifting female comedy that explores the world of women with joy, heart and intelligent wit.

“The Secret Comedy of Women” runs from Dec. 28 to Jan. 22 and performances are on Wednesdays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Herberger Theater Center is located at 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, Ariz., 85004.

Tickets range from $45 to $65 and are available at the Herberger Theater Box Office. For tickets, call 602-252-8497, or visit