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Jim Loucks Brings his Show to United Solo Theatre Festival, 10/23


Solo artist Jim Loucks brings his dramatic one-man show to the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre ROW, October 23rd. Cemetery Golf is directed by Carol Rusoff.

Cemetery Golf performs one night only on October 23rd, 2011. Loucks had successful runs at the SoloFest in Albuquerque, the Boulder Fringe and the Cincy Fringe, where he received a CityBeat critic's pick. Cemetery Golf was also produced at the 78th Street Theater in New York, Electric Lodge in Los Angeles, and the Hudson Opera House in upstate New York.

This live-wire solo performance centers on the lives of a hellfire-and-brimstone Southern Baptist preacher and his family. As the preacher's son questions his father's teachings, Loucks uses witty and insightful storytelling to bring humanity to both sides of the fundamentalist debate.

Cemetery Golf is based loosely on Loucks' own childhood in small-town Georgia.

"Georgia-native Jim Loucks' animated personal memoir performance is a gem. He gives us insight on what it was like to be a "P.K." That means a preacher's kid, and, as we discover, in the Loucks family it meant a perfect kid. The preacher's family had to keep up appearances, but behind closed doors, things sometimes fell apart. Loucks plays a handful of characters in authentic, detailed and often amusing fashion. But what makes "Cemetery Golf" special is that there's love in the portraits. His parents are larger than life, for sure, but they're not monsters. And young Jimmy struggles to fit in to his family while doubting his faith," says Mark Collins, Boulder Daily Camera.

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