Fever- Plays Inspired by the Music of Peggy Lee
For 2009 Live Girls! commissioned three playwrights to write a new one act play inspired by the music of Peggy Lee. Playwrights Joanna Horowitz(Seattle) andMolly Best Tinsely(Ashland), and Jessica Chisum(LA), each chose a song recorded by the Queen of Cool and created play inspired by that song. Filled with all the ironic humor and sultry passion that characterized Peggy Lees music, these exciting new works also explore the contrasts between the lusty abandon of songs like Its a Good Day and the existential ennui of later works like, Is that all There is?. These three new plays will be produced together in one evening along with live music from special guests each week as a tribute to this iconic songstress known as a mentor and inspiration to such diverse artists as Paul McCartney,Dusty Springfield, Elvis Costello, and Madonna.
The plays are directed by Ellie McKay, Mike Lindgren and Jason Franklin and the production team includes, Michael Yakovich, Grant Laine, Melinda Short, Michele Hallman, James Frounfelter, and Meghan Arnette. The cast includes Zoey Belyea, Alyssa Kay, Jenn Kennelly, Carrie McIntyre, Laurel Ryan, Hannah Schnabel, Jason Sharp, Stephani Thompson, and Ross Whippo with featured musical guests Alyssa Keen of Purty Mouth, Adra Green, Amanda Williams and Erin Stewart.
More about the plays-
In "Thats All There Is" by Molly Best Tinsley,a small town girl from North Dakota wanders into a theater, expecting to find pole dancers and hoping to find her long lost sister. With the help of the theaters stage manager, she may find more than she was looking for. Peppered with stories pulled from Peggy Lees own life and inspired by one of Peggy Lees most famous songs Is That All There Is?. Molly Best Tinsleys play is a sweet, quirky and surprising drama.
In the apocalyptic ruins of seedy nightclub, the only remaining inhabitants are the outlandish diva, her makeup artist, a fed-up chorus girl and a wounded pageant judge. In "Head for You, Tail for Me" by Jessica Chisum, inspired by the Peggy Lee songs from Lady and the Tramp, the beloved story is turned on its head as she imagines the characters lives after the credits rolled. Dogs and cats live a surreal existence mired in addiction, adultery and lives of quiet desperation. Imaginative and hilarious this black comedy will have audiences howling.
Live Girls! is a Seattle theater dedicated to producing and developing new work by women since 1999. It is a program of The Shunpike. This project was made possible with support from 4Culture.
Live Girls! Theater
2220 NW Market, Lower Level
Seattle, WA 98107
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