Outrageous. Irreverent. Seattle Treasures. Comedians Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt (aka Dos Fallopia) bring their sketch comedy chops and a trunkful of characters to ACT this December in Ham for the Holidays: Close Encounters of the Pork Rind.
Directed by David Hunt
er Koch, the long-running cult holiday series (think Carol Burnett
on steroids) has found a hammy holiday home at ACT's Falls Theatre, in collaboration with the Central Heating Lab. With characters like mother-daughter country duo The Spudds, the tiny but proud Sequim Gay Men's Chorus, and the angst-ridden Slam Poet, Platt and Koch create an evening full of wickedly funny social satire, musical parody, and razor-sharp zingers.
Ham contains a cornucopia of dysfunctional characters:
• Jewish lounge act Schmeck Attack is mistakenly booked at a Xmas party;
• Crassword puts a titillating spin on the popular game show;
• Northwest icons Paul Allen, Bill Gates, Dale Chihuly and Jean Enersen band together in super group, The Seatles;
• Country duo The Spudds present Mama's bizarre mash up of classic TV and holiday films with "Meet Me in Mayberry with a Vengeance".
features performances by Platt, Koch, Michael Oaks
, and musical director D.J. Gommels. The creative team includes Robert J. Aguilar (Set/Lighting), Candace Frank (Costumes), Robin Macartney (Props) and Lisa Koch
Ham for the Holidays contains adult humor and themes, GLBT content. It is recommended for ages 14+.
FULL DATES AND SCHEDULE
Ham for the Holidays: Close Encounters of the Pork Rind
Wednesday December 4, 7:30pm (preview)
Thursday December 5, 7:30pm (opening night)
Friday December 6, 8:00pm
Saturday December 7, 8:00pm
Sunday December 8, 2:00pm
Wednesday December 11, 7:30pm
Thursday December 12, 7:30pm
Friday December 13, 8:00pm
Saturday December 14, 2pm & 8:00pm
Sunday December 15, 2:00pm
Wednesday December 18, 7:30pm
Thursday December 19, 7:30pm (ASL interpreted, call for tickets)
Friday December 20, 8:00pm
Saturday December 21, 2pm & 8:00pm
Sunday December 22, 2:00pm
About Dos Fallopia?
Koch and Platt have collaborated as Dos Fallopia for more than 20 years, and have penned shows like Deja Poo, Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright, Twin Sisters of Different Cul-de-sacs, Glazing Saddles
and Lard Potion No. 9
. A London Connection review declared, "Could they be the long lost love of Doris Day
and Divine? Big, brash, and completely mad..." and the Seattle Weekly proclaimed, "Timing is everything, and theirs is perfect." The duo has recorded one CD (My Breasts are Out of Control
) and 2 DVD's (Ham for the Holidays: A Lard Day's Night & Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright
Koch has recorded 4 solo CD's, has composed an Off-Broadway musical ("27 Rue de Fleurus"), had one of her songs sampled in a Jay-Z tune, and has been seen on LOGO and Olivia cruises. Platt was voted Seattle's best comic 9 times, is a respected Seattle actor, voice-over and radio personality (Fat Girl Follies, Rocky Horror Show, Holiday Survival Game Show
), and has opened for Jay Leno
and Cindy Lauper. For more info, visit www.heylisa.com