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“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charles Chaplin

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”  – Charles Chaplin

Last night, a whole bunch of folks didn’t waste their day! The Mirth-O-Matics hit it out of the park for a standing room only crowd at The Works in Pacific Grove. Enjoy some photos!

all photos are by Alison Kerr – Please ask before using any for any reason.

Cast Member Intro


Photo by Alison Kerr

Maria Dawson

One of Women Of Whimsy’s original members, Maria was a member of Monterey’s Playback Theater, a troupe that improvised scenes based on the life stories of audience members. Maria maintains a wall of silence about her nefarious theatrical beginnings – “Improv just sort of happened to me – spur of the moment, if you know what I mean.”  However, her high energy and bigger than life stage presence reveals her love of making things up on the spot. Favorite things:  being an elementary school drama teacher, the Beatles, gardening, and Milk Duds.