He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself – in this music-filled comedy about singing your own song.
Shea King, director of last summer’s box office record-breaker, Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, was excited to return to take on this project. “I love Redwood Curtain, I love this script, and I love Humboldt!” King said. “Audiences are going to love these characters, their story and have a lot of fun!”
Local theatregoers will recognize the name of actor David Hamilton, but may not recognize him once he’s in costume as Miss Tracy Mills, a drag performer who takes a young, down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator, played by William English, under her wing. Rounding out the stellar cast are Christopher Kehoe as Miss Anorexia Nervosa, Michelle Purnell as Casey’s expectant wife Jo, and Jeremy Webb as bar owner Eddie.
In addition to fabulous costumes by Rae Robison, the exquisite make-up and wigs will be designed and executed by Josh Tillett. Scenic Design is by Hanah Toyoda, and Lighting by Jared Sorenson, with Sound by Cory Stewart.
Details about the play, Season 2017, and ticketing are on the Redwood Curtain website: www.redwoodcurtain.com.
The Legend of Georgia McBride previews on Thursday and Friday, July 6 and 7, with $10 tickets, and opening night with Gala champagne reception is Saturday, July 8, with tickets at $22. Performances continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through July 29. Cheap date Thursdays on July 13, 20, and 27, two tickets for $20. A 2pm Sunday Matinee takes place on July 23, with tickets at $17. Ticket price on Friday and Saturday (except Gala) nights is $17.
Redwood Curtain is located at 220 First Street (between C and D) in Old Town, Eureka. Main entrance through Snug Alley. As the theatre is intimate with only 80 seats, reservations are highly recommended, and there is no late seating. Evening performances begin promptly at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.