The title of the show – PolySHAMory – offers an important clue as to the nature of Robards’ experience with her husband – ex-husband – and their experiment in polyamory. The situation did not lend itself to marital bliss. However, as fuel to Robards’ creative storytelling, she mines her life from childhood onwards. Early on, Robards asks the audience if they want to hear about her childhood or failed polyamorous marriage. After several patrons express they want to hear about the latter, she responds, “Assholes.” It is amusing, not confrontational, and the monologue incorporates moments across her timeline anyway.