Banks Brothers Productions to Premiere THE COUSIN CLEOTHA WAR at Midtown Art Center, 3/20-23

December 16
8:35 PM 2013
Banks Brothers Productions to Premiere THE COUSIN CLEOTHA WAR at Midtown Art Center, 3/20-23Banks Brothers Productions will be presenting the world premiere of the satirical black comedy "The Cousin Cleotha War" March 20-23 2014 at Midtown Art Center.

Imagine Audra McDonald, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian, all fighting for the same coveted movie role and then picture all of the trending headlines on Twitter and Yahoo that the battle would produce.

While the scenario of three performers with completely different styles and talent levels competing for the same A List film role may be implausible in the "real" Hollywood; the storyline in the new comedy "The Cousin Cleotha War" makes it a definite possibility.

"I want to show the extreme lengths that an actor will go to secure a role in a movie or play even if they know they are not "right" for the part that they are seeking". says playwright Vincent Victoria.

Inspired by Victoria's love of Classic Movies that feature cat-fighting heroines such as "All About Eve", "Stage Door", and "The Women" ;"The Cousin Cleotha War" combines familiar show business tales of blackmail, casting couches, and narcissism to advance the plot.

In this backstage comedy, three fictional actresses viciously fight for the role of iconic movie character Cousin Cleotha. The play also has a secondary plot that involves the years long rivalry between two of the actresses; similar to the one between movie legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Equal parts Shakespearean Tragedy, modern day reality show , and "Sunset Boulevard", "The Cousin Cleotha War" promises to delight and shock its audiences with its very Adult Language and subject matter.

Show-times for "The Cousin Cleotha War" are 8pm March 20-22 and 3pm March 23 @ Midtown Art Center 3414 La Branch. Tickets are $10 online at and $15 when purchased at the door. For more information contact Vincent Victoria at 281-832-6380.


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