Thank you for being a friend, indeed! Due to popular demand Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES is adding six additional weeks of performances, extending through August 26, 2017 at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms is written by David Cerda and directed by Shade Murray. Ticket for all performances are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.
Enjoy lost, never-before-seen episodes of The Golden Girls featuring Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia and all of the siblings, daughters, sons, characters and rare diseases that were mentioned once, but never again. The production also features The Golden Girls trivia and games to help fully embrace the Miami experience.
THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES features David Cerda as the forthright Dorothy, Ed Jones as the sweet airheaded Rose, AJ Wright as the lusty Blanche and Adrian Hadlock as the sharp tongued Sophia with Chazie Bly, Kristopher Bottrall, Grant Drager, Lori Lee, David Lipschutz, Terry McCarthy, Michael S. Miller and Robert Williams.
In keeping with the Handbag tradition, THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES is an original parody of the beloved show. Our Golden Girls find themselves in situations never before seen on television – that’s why they’re lost episodes! See Dorothy battle nature as they serve as Den Mothers to a group of Sunshine Cadets. Watch them band together as Rose struggles with a debilitating malady and gasp when you see Blanche home alone while the other girls go on vacation.
The production team for THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES includes: Roger Wykes (set design), Myron Elliot (costume design), Cat Wilson (lighting design), Sydney Genco (make-up design), Mealah Heidenreich and Rachel Summerfield (props design) and Michelle Kidd (stage manager).
Title: THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES
Playwright: David Cerda
Director: Shade Murray
Cast: David Cerda (Dorothy), Adrian Hadlock (Sophia), Ed Jones (Dorothy), and AJ Wright (Blanche) with Chazie Bly, Kristopher Bottrall, Grant Drager, Lori Lee, David Lipschutz, Terry McCarthy, Michael S. Miller and Robert Williams.
Dates: Preview: Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 pm
Press performance: Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Regular run: Wednesday, June 21 – Saturday, August 26, 2017
Curtain Times: Wednesday and Thursdays 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 7:30 pm (beginning August 19). Please note: There will not be performances on Wednesday, July 26 or Thursday, July 27.
Tickets: Previews $10. Regular run $20. VIP tickets with cocktail $30 and up. Group rates $16 for 10 or more. Tickets on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.
About the Creative Team
David Cerda (Playwright) is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Hell in a Handbag Productions. He has written and appeared in POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, The Birds, Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer, SCARRIE The Musical, Caged Dames, Lady X, How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened, TROGG! A Rock and Roll Musical, Christmas Dearest, Scream, Queen! SCREAM!, The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular , Sexy Baby and most recently the Jeff recommended Lady X The Musical. His plays have been produced around the country. He has also worked as a songwriter/lyricist with Amazon Films on an animated project and as an actor with various theater companies throughout the city of Chicago. Cerda was recently inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame for his contributions to Chicago theatre.
Shade Murray (Director) is happy to be back at Hell In A Handbag, where he directed The Divine Sister. He is an ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theater, where he has directed the world premieres of Brett Neveu’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Ike Holter’s Sender, as well as productions of David Adjmi's 3C, Marisa Wegrzyn’s Mud Blue Sky and The Butcher of Baraboo, Annie Baker’s The Aliens, Nick Jones’ Trevor, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party and Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire. He also performed in the A Red Orchid production of The Mutilated. Other directing credits include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The House Theater, Steep Theater, Second City, Writers’ Theater and elsewhere. Shade is a lecturer at University of Chicago and teaches at DePaul University and Actors’ Studio Chicago.
About Hell in a Handbag Productions
Hell in a Handbag is dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and celebration of works ingrained in the realm of popular culture via theatrical productions through parody, music and homage. Handbag is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit.
For additional information, visit www.handbagproductions.org.