Mauckingbird Theatre Company Closes 2014 Season with LGBT Works, Now thru 9/7
Renowned in the region for their productions of gay-themed works, Mauckingbird Theatre Company closes their 2014 season with two weeks of special events celebrating classic LGBT works and a Mauckingbird-style original, today, August 29 - September 7 in the Randall Theater on the campus of Temple University.
Kicking off the two-week celebration is Miss Cast 5: College Edition, hosted by Barrymore Award-winner Jennie Eisenhower. Mauckingbird's 5th annual cabaret of "songs sung by the wrong people" - a fun-filled evening of outstanding performers singing songs with a gender twist - will be performed Friday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performing with Eisenhower and musical director Amanda Morton are Philadelphia favorites Alex Keiper, Barrymore Award-winner Michael Philip O'Brien and numerous Mauckingbird alumni.
A Mauckingbird Mix continues August 30-31 with a staged reading of Lillian Hellman's classic 1934 drama, The Children's Hour. The reading celebrates the 80th anniversary of Hellman's groundbreaking play and stars leading Philadelphia actresses Jessica Bedford and Kim Carson as Karen and Martha, with Nancy Boykin, Leah Walton, David Strattan White and Barrymore Award-winner Cheryl Williams. Liz Carlson, Associate Director of Curio Theatre Company, directs the reading which takes place Saturday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 31, at 2:00 p.m.
Events resume September 6-7 with Mart Crowley's seminal 1968 gay classic The Boys in the Band, presented in a staged reading starring Barrymore Award-winner Jeff Coon and Tony Award-nominee and Barrymore Award-winner Forrest McClendon. Mauckingbird Producing Director Brandon McShaffrey directs a cast that also includes Doug Greene, John Jarboe, Michael Philip O'Brien, Christopher Marlowe Roche, Cameron Scot Slusser and Jeffrey C. Wolf.
A Mauckingbird Mix runs August 29 - September 7, 2014, in the Randall Theater on the campus of Temple University, located at 2020 North 13th Street in Philadelphia. Tickets for all events are $10 for adults/seniors, and $5 for students and are available by calling the Mauckingbird Theatre Company box office at (215) 923-8909 or online at www.mauckingbird.org.