Leave it to Beverly
DA! Theatre Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Kirk German's three-part 1950s sit-com-gone-wrong, Leave it to Beverly. Originally work-shopped to great acclaim as a one-act in Vermont, and later at the Frontera Fest Short Fringe in 2003 (where it was recognized as a Best-of-Fest selection), Leave it to Beverly subverts the classic sit-com genre through three interconnected acts (Leave it to Beverly, Trixie Knows Best, and Make Room for Lorraine). Each fast-paced and bizarre episode features an archetypal TV female confronting her artificial universe in hilarious and unexpected ways. Guaranteed to leave you craving the good ol' days of Nick-at-Nite (but with a twist), Leave it to Beverly confronts consumerism, turns gender roles upside-down, and celebrates the elusive mystery of Tupperware, Astroturf, and Mr. Clean.
This latest incarnation of Leave it to Beverly is written and directed by Kirk German and features DA! Collective Members Jude Hickey, Heather Huggins, Lisa del Rosario, Michelle Brandt, Stephanie Denson, and Scott Roskilly. Joining the cast are special guest artists Chris Gibson, Rhonda Kulhanek, and Jacob Trussell.
Choreography by Lisa del Rosario. Costume design by Monica Gibson. Lighting design by Kat Rodgers. Sound design by Bryan Schneider. Set design and feature puppets by Connor Hopkins.
DA! Theatre Collective is honored to be a recent recipient of a 2009 Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin Critics" Pick award for "Best Non-Profit Upstart". DA! is proud to be sponsored by Hyde Park Theatre. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
A note about of the beneficiaries of the November 15 performance:
GRRL Action is a year-round mentorship program designed to empower girls between the ages of 13 and 16 to find their public voices while building confidence, interacting with girls from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and creating community. Girls develop long-term artistic projects in the genre of their choosing, inspired by their individual interests and passions with the help of professional women artists who provide one-on-one attention and guidance.
Photo by Melissa Jurrens
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