The Gonzo Mama has come out of retirement, after twelve years offstage.
The last theater production I was in was A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, back when I had only one kid. My remarkably similar-looking best friend and I played the Geminae twins. We didn't have any lines, but it's been suggested that we stole the show.
Cue LL Cool J lyrics: "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years..." I have been here for years, dramatic as always. I just haven't had an official audience, outside my poor husband and kiddos.
The Mama is co-starring in the upcoming Chelan Valley Players production of Crimes of the Heart, written by Beth Henley. I'm playing Lenny, the eldest Magrath sister, a spinster at the ripe old age of thirty and barren, to boot. (One can only dream.)
If'n yer 'round Chelan, Washington's parts, ya'll outta come on down an' see the show!
We open Friday, April 24th, and run through Sunday, May 3rd. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m.
You won't want to miss wonderful scenes like these:
The Magrath sisters reminisce over the family photo album:
"How could you tell about my boyfriend from the lonely hearts club?!"
"You have no respect for other people's property! You just take what you want... you just TAKE it!"
"You get out of my house! GET OUT!" (Yes, that tent I am wearing is actually, truly, my costume...)
Seeing me in the costume alone is worth the price of admission.