Earthqueef at Annoyance | Live review
It's fun to imagine the folks behind Earthqueef, a disaster-film parody in which a giant queef in the center of Kansas threatens to destroy the earth, planning the show's run to coincide with the so-called Rapture/end of the world slated for May 21 according to some believers. I doubt that much thought went into the timing, but the lunacy both project are nevertheless eerily similar.
The Annoyance's version of the end of the world is meant to parody disaster flicks of the ’70s and also more recent entries. In the world of Earthqueef, Kansas is like a the earth's vagina and can no longer handle all the pounding its getting from oil rigs. President (and former NBA star) Don Sparkles and his government wonks think the only way to plug the Kansas queef is by inserting the state of Florida into it. Meanwhile, hot shot queefologist and absentee father/husband Dr. Larry Fackup believes the only way to stop the monstrosity is to lube the queefhole and blow it up. Vintage Annoyance right?
Earthqueef is a fun, if flawed and forgettable entry into the venerable Annoyance cannon. Katy Colloton, in a variety of roles, and Mike Marunowski as Dr. Fackup give the genre the appropriate dose of deserved hamming and raunchy lines like, "If I had my balls any deeper in the President's mouth, they'd call me Mr. Tea Bag," are refreshingly distateful. However, the constant references to queefing (there are queefing tornados, queefing blizzards, etc.) are only occasionally clever. The cast isn't vocally up to the challenge of singing the half a dozen or so numbers peppered throughout (although a number utilizing cut-out props of Florida and Kansas was hilarious). I enjoyed odd details like a romantic encounter at a Paula Cole concert and the insertion of Harvey Fierstein as the President's aide, but as earthqueefs go, this one wasn't all that mind blowing.