Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live Series


I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT by Annabelle Gurwitch is a hilarious one-woman-one-act romp, based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name. Set on the eve of a fiftieth birthday, Annabelle is hounded by the AARP, flummoxed by internet passwords, tempted by ‘hope in a jar’ (outlandishly expensive anti-aging face cream) and wondering whether a declining 401K will force her to spend her Eileen Fisher years in an elder hostel in Uzbekistan. If you’re a woman of a certain age, or you love a woman of a certain age, you need to see this show.


“Fresh and Funny. Annabelle Gurwitch is charming and adorable.” Los Angeles Times


“A wry and hilarious show from acclaimed humorist Annabelle Gurwitch.” Jewish Journal


“Annabelle stares into the maw of middle age and makes you laugh, cringe, hoot and holler. She turns ‘50’ into a battle cry and a hallelujah!" -Felicity Huffman


“Annabelle just plain cracks me up.” -Bill Maher


This performance is eligible for Mesa Bucks