Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower
by Maggie Gallant
Gallant and Bold - Austin, TX
V.4 - Rio - Portage Place 
Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower What kind of parent KNITS their daughter a wool swimsuit? Or gives her a briefcase for her 11th birthday? Or keeps her in the dark about where she came from? British comedian Maggie Gallant shares her childhood embarrassments and adulthood discoveries as she unleashes a Pandora's Box of hope, lies and 'un très magnifique' French Papa! "Funny, French, and fantastic" - Theater Jones, Dallas "Charismatic quirkiness" - Austin Chronicle

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Weekday Matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers


Parental Guidance

Warnings: Mild Language

Accessibility: Low Vision / Blind
Thu July 18 10:15 PM
Fri July 19 5:00 PM
Sat July 20 1:30 PM
Sun July 21 3:45 PM
Mon July 22 4:00 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Wed July 24 7:30 PM
Fri July 26 12:00 PM
Sat July 27 8:45 PM

Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower

Gallant and Bold—Rio – Portage Place

Come along with British ex-pat, the charming Maggie Gallant from Austin, Texas, as she shares the strange, yet character building quirkiness of her childhood with rather unusual, to say the least, parenting. A hint of what’s to come occurs when asked what time she was born, her mum responds ”How should I know? I wasn’t there.”. That leads to some sleuthing on the part of young Maggie, who discovers- her parents are not her biological parents!

This leads to an intriguing tale, as due to the stigma of adoption in those days, little was revealed about birth parents. At the time, prevailing thought was this was best. So Maggie develops the parents of her imagination, especially her most certainly romantic and dashing French Papa.

But this is not to be, and we share in the joys and disappointments, as the truth is slowly revealed. A most entertaining, humorous and enjoyable ride; and you even get free bonbons!

Lisa Campbell

Gallant and Bold

Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower—Rio – Portage Place

Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower (aka Hot Dogs) is an autobiographical solo play by British comedian Maggie Gallant. It addresses identity, family dynamics and the perils of a knitted wool bathing suit. The show combines stand-up, storytelling and a touch of Freddie Mercury to portray English village life in the 1970s, London in the 1980s and Ancient Greece around the time of Pandora.