Fresh off the heels of a sold-out, six-week run in Ft. Lauderdale
“THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE LOST EPISODE”
Parody play inspired by the popular 80s sitcom comes to the Footlight Theater at the Parliament House for 4 shows only!
ORLANDO, FL- He’s tackled Joan and Christina Crawford, Hannibal Lechter and Clarice Starling, and the Sugarbaker gals of Atlanta. Now he has his sights set on the girls at the Eastland School.
From the writer who brought you “Mommie Queerest,” “The Silence of the Clams,” and “Re-Designing Women” comes the raunchiest show in his repertoire. And it’s definitely Rated R.“The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” by Jamie Morris comes to the Footlight Theater at Parliament House in Orlando for 4 shows only!
Dildos, prostitution, cerebral palsy, and lesbian sex are just a few of the politically-incorrect plot-lines that mark this as an adults-only show! The Dallas Voice put if perfectly: “The Lost Episode” is entirely the product of Morris’ twisted mind, adding tons of inappropriate humor you would be challenged to find on premium cable nowadays, not to say on NBC of yesteryear.”
The premise of the show is simple. When budget cuts force Mrs. Garrett to leave Eastland Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo will do anything to raise the money so she can stay. Anything.(Ok, they become hookers. And they sing and dance about it!)
Add an evil Headmaster who has a thing for Mrs. G, lesbian overtones between Jo and Blair, and a guest cameo by cousin Geri and you have the lost episode Showtime wished they’d snatched up.
As the sitcom’s popular theme song proclaimed, “You take the good, you take the bad.” These girls take it all.
Performed by an all-male cast, “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” does not incorporate actual episodes. This is a comedy inspired by the beloved sitcom.
“Facts” premiered in 2004 in Provincetown, MA where Provincetown Magazine said “John Waters would be proud of Morris who has managed to turn a sweet, little sitcom into porn.” The Provincetown Banner added: “If the sitcom had been this funny it might still be on the air.”
After two successful, sold-out runs in New York the critics agreed. HX Magazine called the show a “raunchy, side-splitting musical spoof. So wrong in so many ways!” StageBuzz:“Be prepared for a wild, raunchy, crazy time. It’s damn funny!” Time Out New York:“deliciously nasty!”
“Facts” enjoyed a sold-out run in Dallas, where the show was extended three times and became the most successful show in the history of the Uptown Players. It was also named the #2 Ballsiest Show in Dallas by Pegasus News. And the Column Awards (the People’s Choice of Dallas) just showered the show with a slew of nominations including Best Play and a nod for every actor in the production. The reviewer from the Dallas Observer noted of her experience: “I wheezed so hard laughing that the guys next to me asked if I was having an asthma attack.”
When the show played in L.A the producers and cast were nominated for a 2009 Weho Award for Best Entertainment Group. Actress Geri Jewell who played Blair’s cousin on the original “Facts of Life” made a surprise guest appearance in “The Lost Episode” closing weekend.
Ms. Jewell reprised her cameo in Vegas where the show became the most successful production at the Onyx Theater, and director Christopher Kenney was named “Best Local Theater Director” by City Life Magazine.
FACTS just enjoyed a sold-out, six-week run at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale where the critics raved. Rod Hagwood of the Sun-Sentinel: The randy, rowdy, raunchy show bangs and booms in the cozy, black-box theater as the cast gives a sinfully good send-up of the 1980s-era sitcom. For 90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission, you’ll get your money’s worth from this filthy and funny blast.
“The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” will play the Footlight Theater at the Parliament House (410 N. Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando for 4 shows only, August 10, 12, 16, 17. All shows are at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available through wanzie.com