By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Darren Evans
Theatre on Fire
presents the hilarious farce
Act a Lady
by Jordan Harrison, a graduate of the Brown University Program in Playwriting and
an up-and-coming new voice in American Theatre. He is the recipient of a 2009 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, the 2008
Kesselring Fellowhip, the Heideman Award, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships, and a NEA/TCG Playwright in Residence Grant.
Act a Lady
premiered at the 2006 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
"Part 'Waiting for Guffman' and part
- Cleveland Plain Dealer
When the men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to put on a play dressed in "fancy-type, women-type clothes," the whole community
is affected: gender lines blur, eyebrows raise, identities explode, and life and art are forever entangled.
"a source of camp pleasures and a fount of social commentary"
- American Theatre
A thoughtful and exuberant Midwestern fable about the woman in every man, the man in every woman and the power of theatre
to uncover both. Accompanied by accordion. Without doubt the most ambitious and complicated play Theatre on Fire has
April 16 - May 1, 2010
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays: $20
Students and Seniors: $10
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