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The Fat Lady Sings

The Fat Lady Sings

La MaMa presents the premiere of legendary playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie’s The Fat Lady Sings, the wild, truthful play that we have all been waiting for. Exposing the rotting old belief systems and moth-eaten myths that have brought 2019 America to its knees, a white authoritarian evangelical family — with a father eerily like today’s occupant of the White House — lives out its excruciating and abusive confusion of real and virtual on an ancient, dream-like, falling-apart ship of false notions. Filled with rage, despair, and denial; and, exploited by politicians, preachers, and commercial corporations, the family careens toward catastrophe but also — amazingly — cathartic change.

Directed by Drama Desk Award winner David Schweizer and featuring New York City Opera sensation Lauren Flanigan and celebrated experimental theater actor Tony Torn, The Fat Lady Sings is scheduled to begin previews on March 21, 2019, with an opening night on March 25, 2019 (running through April 7, 2019) at La MaMa’s Downstairs Theater (66 East 4th Street).


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