MOMMIE QUEEREST Award Winning Comedy At Empire Stage

IN CELEBRATION
OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVIE
"MOMMIE DEAREST"

THE LA WEEKLY THEATER AWARD-WINNING COMEDY
MOMMIE QUEEREST

COMES TO FT LAUDERDALE'S
EMPIRE STAGE
AS FOURTH STOP ON NATIONAL TOUR

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SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE OF THE HIT PARODY
WILL PLAY 12 SHOWS ONLY!

BEGINNING AUGUST 11 and running thru AUGUST 28
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8 PM & Sundays @ 5 PM
Tickets $25

Joan Crawford. Oscar winner. Clean freak. Child Protective Services worst
nightmare.

By now you know the story of Christina Crawford's tell-all about her tumultuous
relationship with her famous mother. First the book, then the 1981 movie that
became an instant cult classic. Yes, it's been 30 years since Faye Dunaway
donned those famous arched eyebrows and big shoulder pads making us all go back
in the closet and question our choice of clothes hanger.

For the last seven years Jamie Morris' twisted version, MOMMIE QUEEREST, has had
sold-out audiences across the country re-thinking the oft-quoted tale with the
simple premise, "What if Joan had really been a man all those years?"
Told by an all-male cast of four, MOMMIE QUEEREST entertains the notion that
Crawford was actually a man in drag, a fact she hid from her fans, her children,
and the world. Even when Christina finds out, takes revenge, and writes "Daddy
Dearest" it's Joan who still has the last laugh.

The Broward-Palm Beach New Times recently named EMPIRE STAGE Best Theater Space of 2011.

MOMMIE QUEEREST had its world premiere in Provincetown in 2003 and has since
played in over two dozen cities including two sold-out runs both in NY and in LA
where the show garnered 4 LA Weekly Theater Awards, winning for Best Comedy
Direction for Christopher Kenney.

Kenney, who is also known to Las Vegas audiences as EDIE, the "Mistress of
Sensuality" in Cirque du Soleil's ZUMANITY at the NY-NY Hotel & Casino, is once
again at the helm. He is joined by the original Joan (Jamie Morris) and
Christina (Brooks Braselman), both nominated for the LA Weekly Theater Award for
Best Comedy Performance. Morris was also nominated for Best Adaptation.

Morris is a three-time winner of the One-Minute Play contest. He has performed
his sketch comedy at Caroline's Comedy Club and Catch a Rising Star in New York.
In a addition to "Mommie," his other plays include "The Facts of Life: The Lost
Episode," "The Silence of the Clams," "That Greasy Ridge Look" and "Life in
Greasy Ridge." Morris is a native of West Virginia who now lives and works in
Vegas after 18 years in New York. He lives with Kenney, his partner of 12 years.
For his performance in "Clams," Morris received the 2010 "Tony" Award as
runner-up for Best Actor of the Year by Las Vegas Review Journal's Anthony Del
Valle. Morris is currently on hiatus from his role as Father Mark in the long-running
interactive hit "Tony and Tina's Wedding" at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

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