Jaw-Dropping Comedy 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers' at MTC MainStage
Meet Hollywood's first female super-agent: Sue Mengers. Coining the title for herself, Mengers represented almost every star in Hollywood by the 1970s, unheard of during a time when women talent agents were far and few between. Her clients were the talk of the town - Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Cher, and Burt Reynolds, to name a few. In this jaw-dropping comedy, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for a delectably schmoozy evening of showbiz dish and dirty secrets.
I'll Eat You Last stars Jodi Stevens as Sue Mengers. Stevens has appeared on Broadway in the original companies of Urban Cowboy as Pam and Jekyll and Hyde as Bet/Lucy. Off-Broadway and regional credits include playing Marlene Dietrich in three unrelated productions: Noel Coward and Friends at Lincoln Center, the premiere of Barry Manilow's Harmony: The Musical at La Jolla Playhouse and Dietrich and Chevalier: The Musical at St. Luke's Theatre. Stevens is a three-time Connecticut Critics Circle nominee for Best Featured Actress for Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at MTC MainStage, Velma VonTussle in Hairspray and Paulette in Legally Blonde at STONC. Other roles include Donna in The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at The Mint, Claire Strider in the world premiere of Under Fire at NYMF, Doris in The Body Shop, Hildy Lincoln in Eliot Ness in Cleveland, The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd at Gateway Playhouse, Dracula: The Musical at La Jolla Playhouse, Heaven Help Us! at Denver Center, Lily St. Regis in the 20th Anniversary production of Annie at Goodspeed, My Way and Love Letters opposite husband Scott Bryce at MTC MainStage and White Heron Theatre. Film and television credits include Sex and the City, Central Park West, Pervertigo, The Narrow Gate, 27 East and Conviction.
I'll Eat You Last is written by three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright John Logan. His plays include Red, winner of six Tony Awards including Best New Play, and Peter and Alice. Logan's screenplays include Skyfall, Sweeney Todd, The Aviator, Hugo, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Rango, Coriolanus and Any Given Sunday.
Kevin Connors, MTC's co-founder and Executive Artistic Director, directs I'll Eat You Last. The creative team includes set design by Jordan Janota, lighting by Michael Blagys and costumes by Diane Vanderkroef. Jim Schilling stage manages the production.
The MTC MainStage 30th Anniversary Season will conclude End of the Rainbow (April 7-23, 2017).
The MTC MainStage 30th Anniversary Season is generously sponsored in part by The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and The Hour/Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
"I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS" TICKET/PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
- Ticket prices range from $30-$55, and are available now online at www.musictheatreofct.com or by phone at (203) 454-3883.
- Performances are February 24 - March 5, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
- MTC MainStage is located at 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT.