by Merri Biechler
Nov. 19 - Nov. 22
CSC Fringe Festival
EDITH KUTZ THEATER of the Lackland Center
" The result is a funny entertaining, and surprisingly moving look at the real life behind an unreal celebrity, staged as affectionate satire." - Joshua Buursma, Washington City Paper, Fringe Worthy
"Shelley Delaney is fearless, fearsome, and thoroughly transporting. There is nary a moment when she doesn't have you in the palm of her actor's hand, and she takes us to surprising and powerful places. It's a performance that impresses an audience while honoring her subject. Wow." - Christopher Henley, DC Theatre Scene, 5 stars
Tammy Faye Bakker was the sweetheart of Christian TV in the 70’s and 80’s, until it all came crashing down. As she nears the end of her life, she attempts a comeback. Tammy Faye’s Final Audition is a dreamy exercise wherein she auditions to create one final TV talk show called “Tammy Faye Wins at Life.” Throughout, she interacts with all of the important men in her life, including her ex-husband, Jim, her son, Jay, her current husband, Roe Messner, and her one-time co-host, J.J. Bullock. Whether the audition exists as a figment of her imagination or as reality is a determination left to the audience. The piece was inspired by her final interview with CNN’s Larry King seven hours prior to her passing.
Tammy Faye’s Final Audition is a production from The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio's professional theater company. Members of the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble have written plays for, performed on, and designed productions at Tony Award winning stages, Broadway, Off-Broadway and major regional theaters, as well as, Emmy Award winning television networks/series and major feature films.
Directed by Dennis Delaney
Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. and Sat. 8pm; Sun. 2pm
KUTZ THEATER of the Lackland Center
*Thursday Family Night: $22.50 ALL SEATS (2 for 1 Rush Ticket Special when purchased at door 2 hours prior)
*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.