showy lady slipper


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Related to showy lady slipper: Cypripedium reginae
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Noun1.showy lady slipper - pale pink wild orchid of northeastern America having an inflated pouchlike lipshowy lady slipper - pale pink wild orchid of northeastern America having an inflated pouchlike lip
ladies' slipper, lady's slipper, lady-slipper, slipper orchid - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
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The three produced most recently are the Obie-winning House, a tragedy with heavy metal ballads; Cowboys and Indians, a history play with 19th-century warbles; and Showy Lady Slipper, a comedy-drama with radio-ready confections.
Watching a Maxwell play, one finds oneself giving undue attention to the most mundane observations--such as the Showy Lady Slipper line "Horses are nice," or House's "You're all buttery.
Showy Lady Slipper marks the first play for which Maxwell searched out trained singers (he placed an ad in Backstage calling for musical theatre actresses), a choice that allowed him greater freedom: "I could do a three-part harmony without worrying if they were going to hit the notes.