BETHEL – Maine grown, but New York City cultivated, Leah Bonnema will return to her hometown for a one-night show featuring an all-female comedy review as part of her original creation, “Rosie The Irreverent.”

Sparked by the U.S. cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, who represented the 6 million women who entered the workforce for the first time during World War II, “Rosie the Irreverent” is a cultural uprising, representing women who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is and to speak their minds. Like her fore mothers, she is strong, independent and will get the job done, while leaving audiences laughing.

The Sunday, March 15, show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Inn Conference Center.

Featured will be individual comic acts by Bonnema, Maggie Champagne and Jackie Monahan, with opening music and hosting by Jewel Clark. The three comediennes appear regularly in New York City along with a number of other women comics who grace the “Rosie” stage at various times.

On a brief tour from New York, Bonnema, Monahan and Champagne will also perform in Salisbury, Mass., and in Portland, with each show including local female performers. The three women have combined credentials that include Fox TV, VH-1,, Sirius and XM radio, New York City’s Comedy Olympics,, WeTV and performing for troops in Iraq.

Tickets are $10. For reservations or more information, call 824-2175.

You can check out a “Rosie the Irreverent” clip on

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