'At Wit's End' Play Explores Erma Bombeck's Feminism, Comedy

Apr 10, 2019

For more than three decades, Erma Bombeck drew laughs from her life as a suburban mom. Bombeck's syndicated newspaper column reached some 30 million readers. She was also a best-selling author and regular on Good Morning America.

Although it was less well known, Bombeck also campaigned across the country for the Equal Rights Amendment — just one of the things uncovered in a play about the famous columnist, called Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End.

The play wraps up a sold-out run at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville on April 14, but will return to the theatre next summer. We caught up with playwrights Allison and Margaret Engel. The twin sisters joined us on the line from County Monigan, Ireland, where they're on a writers retreat.