THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVERY TOLD
Queen City Queen Theatre Collective
Below Zero Lounge [Over-the-Rhine]
Directed by Rob Bucher
Cast: Erin Ward as Stage Manager, Darnelle Pierre Benjamin as Adam, Matthew Wilson as Steve, Patrick E. Phillips as Man 1, Andrew Maloney as Man 2, Lori Kirstein as Woman 1, Lisa Dirkes as Woman 2, Sara Mackie as Mable & Burgess Byrd as Jane
A stage manager, headset and prompt book at hand, brings the house lights to half, then dark, and cues the creation of the world. Throughout the play, she’s in control of everything. In other words, she’s either God, or she thinks she is. Act One recounts the major episodes of the Old Testament, only with a twist: Instead of Adam and Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian couple with whom they decide to start civilization (procreation proves to be a provocative challenge). Act One covers the Garden of Eden, an ark, a visit with a highly rambunctious Pharaoh and finally even the Nativity. Along the way, Mabel and Adam invent God, but Jane and Steve are skeptical. Act Two jumps to modern day Manhattan. Adam and Steve are together again. It’s Christmas Eve, and Jane is nine months pregnant even though she always thought of herself as the butch one. The two women want to marry and want Adam and Steve to join them in the ceremony. Advisory: Adult themes and language.
Please note: performance is in the second floor Cabaret space, which is not handicap accessible.
Free, donations accepted.
- Mon, March 14 at 7:30pm