Marga Gomez lies about her age. She lies about composting and flossing, sure. But the chronically desperate, manic comedian is willing to go to even greater lengths to ward of the impression that she is getting older. She is not beneath tampering with the sacred texts of Wikipedia. She will go so far as to eat paper, rather than share her age. (Watch. She'll do it.)
In Not Getting Any Younger, Gomez is back at The Marsh; almost twenty years after debuting her first one woman play there -- back when it was called "performance art."
I was there -- reviewing Marga's performance art. Which means I am exactly old enough to find this new show thoroughly up my alley. Bring it on, Marga, talking about kids today and grrr the internet. Rotary Phones!
The show is a hodge podge of scenes, stories and standup about aging and how it can be an assault to our vanity and bafflement to our obsolete sense of self. Or maybe that's just the meaning I'm ascribing to it.
In a recent interview, Gomez explained that she is currently dating a woman 20 years younger than herself. And while her misadventures mismanaging love have been comic gold for Gomez in the past, this age gap isn't part of the current show. Although we do hear about how distressing it is to be called "ma'am" by a bartender at a "Nineties" party held by ironic hipsters.