COCAINE & ETHEL MERMAN: THE NEW HOMO GUIDE to Play Minnesota Fringe, 8/3-11
Direct from Houston, Texas, L. RoBert Westeen presents, at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, his new one-man show, Cocaine and Ethel Merman: the New Homo Guide.
This show is a humorous and, at times, touching romp through the life of a gay man who was lucky enough to spend an evening with a cocaine-addicted Ethel Merman female impersonator and lived to tell about it. From his earliest memories in kindergarten to the one moment that literally changed his life, Westeen takes you down the rabbit hole for a study in this new generation of gay man and how he survived to come out the other side. Cocaine and Ethel Merman received a Best Playwright of Houston Nomination in 2012 by the Houston Press for the Houston Theater Awards.
Tickets: $12 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. Single tickets available for advance purchase are now on individual show pages. Advance sales stop at 10 a.m. for shows starting before 5:30 p.m. Shows starting later than 5:30 p.m. go off sale at 2:30 p.m. that day. Walk-up tickets can be purchased in person at the theater, starting 30 minutes before show time. Advanced tickets may be purchased at www.fringefestival.org, or by calling 1-866-811-4111.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE - FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2:30pm
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 8:30pm
Friday August 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday August 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
At the Music Box Theater, 1407 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
L. ROBert WestEEN is a playwright and performer who has toured nationally in lead roles and as a resident educator with Peter Pan andThe Wizard of Oz with Prairie Fire Children's Theater. Westeen has appeared in a variety of productions with Theater in the Round, the Phoenix Playhouse and Big City Production in Minneapolis; New Group Productions of Spring Green Wisconsin, Fiercely Independent Theater Company and the University of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin Children's Theater, and the Wausau Area Shakespeare Project in Wisconsin. Regional credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, Beyond Therapy, Loves Labours Lost, and La Cage Aux Folles. Houston productions include: Don't Dress for Dinner, You Can't Take it With You, Office Hours, Over the River and Through the Woods, Rudolph Rides Again, The Fantasticks, Godspell, Snoopy!! The Musical, Funny Money, The Nerd, The Threesome. As a playwright his scripts have been produced Off-off Broadway, in Madison, Wisconsin, and in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Westeen currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Photo Credit: C V Weems Photography