Celebrate the season in sunny Miami as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia return for brand new holiday episodes in THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes – The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2. Written by Artistic Director David Cerda* and directed by ensemble member Stevie Love*, the latest installment of Hell in a Handbag Productions’ long-running parody of the beloved TV sitcom will play November 27 – December 28, 2019 at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available through Brown Paper Tickets at goldengirlsxmas.bpt.me or by calling or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 pm.
THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes – The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2 features ensemble members Ed Jones* as Rose, David Cerda* as Dorothy and Grant Drager* as Blanche with Ryan Oates as Sophia. The cast also includes ensemble members Lori Lee*, Michael Miller* and Michael Rashid* with Steve Kimbrough and Tyler Anthony Smith.
THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes series began in 2017 and has been going strong ever since. Chicago loves Handbag’s long-running parody of the classic TV sitcom with original scripts.
The production team includes David Cerda* (costume design), Liz Cooper (lighting design), DJ Douglass (sound design), Pamela Parker (prop designer), Keith Ryan* (wig design), Sydney Genco* (make-up design) and Jeremy Hollis (technical director).
*Denotes Handbag ensemble member.
Title: THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes – The Holiday Edition, Vol. 2
Written by: Artistic Director David Cerda*
Directed by: ensemble member Stevie Love*
Cast (in alphabetical order): David Cerda* (Dorothy), Grant Drager* (Blanche), Ed Jones* (Rose), Steve Kimbrough (Ensemble), Lori Lee* (Ensemble), Michael Miller* (Ensemble), Ryan Oates (Sophia), Michael Rashid* (Ensemble) and Tyler Anthony Smith (Ensemble).
Location: Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago
Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm (preview)
Friday, November 29 at 7:30 pm (preview)
Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 pm (press opening)
Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm
Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 4 pm
Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 22 at 4 pm
Monday, December 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 28 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Previews: $20. Regular run $27 in advance, $31 at the door. VIP reserved and group rates $20 for 10 or more. Tickets are currently available through Brown Paper Tickets at goldengirlsxmas.bpt.me or by calling or by calling (800) 838-3006.
About the Artists
David Cerda (Playwright) is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Hell in a Handbag Productions. Cerda has written or collaborated on POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical, Caged Dames, Sexy Baby, Lady X: The Musical, Christmas Dearest, Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer, SCARRIE-The Musical, The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes (Volumes 1, 2 & 3), The Drag Seed, and many others. He has also worked as a songwriter with Amazon Studios and as an actor around Chicago. In 2016, Cerda was in inducted into the Chicago GLBT Hall of Fame and in 2017 he received a Lifetime Achievement Jeff Award for his contributions to the Chicago theater community and philanthropic efforts.
Stevie Love (Director) most recently played Nonnie in Poseidon! (Handbag) and Annie/Shelly in Evil Dead The Musical (Black Button Eyes Productions), which earned a 2019 Jeff Award nod for Supporting Actor. Other credits: (directing, choreography, acting) Disney Cruise Lines, Steppenwolf Garage, Northlight Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company, Pride Films and Plays, National Pastime Theater, Red Tape Theater, The New Colony, and many Handbag shows (notably: Helen in MIRACLE!, which garnered Jeff and Broadwayworld Award nominations).
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.
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