Campus News

Comedian to Perform at Bowdoin

Story posted March 15, 1999

March 4, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Comedian Marga Gomez will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in Kresge Auditorium. The show is free and open to the public, but tickets are needed for admission. They can be obtained at the Smith Union Information Desk.

Gomez has performed stand-up comedy and performance monologues at venues throughout the country and in Europe. She is best known for her first autobiographical one-woman show, "Memory Tricks," chronicling her relationship with her flamboyant mother. The monologue was critically acclaimed and featured at The New York Shakespeare Festival's Festival of New Voices, The International Theatre Festival of Chicago, London's ICA, Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has written and performed two other performance monologues - "Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay," and "A Line Around the Block," which is about her father and is the companion piece to "Memory Tricks."

Gomez was born in Harlem to a Cuban comedian and a Puerto Rican exotic dancer. She began her career with three years performing on the West Coast and in Europe with a feminist theater ensemble. She was one of the original members of the Latino comedy group Culture Clash and has performed with the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Her performances move freely between comedy and drama and have been lauded for their honesty and for touching on universal themes in a unique way.

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