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The Golden Girls LIVE! A Benefit for AID Atlanta

a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Susan Harris, adapted by Topher Payne

COMPANY : The Process Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Onstage Atlanta, Inc. (Decatur) [WEBSITE]
ID# 3129

SHOWING : August 26, 2008 - August 27, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

FOR TWO NIGHTS ONLY: Two classic episodes of the legendary sitcom, performed live on stage by a cast of Atlanta favorites!
Relive the moments when Blanche thought Danny Thomas was a lesbian, when Sophia picked up a porn tape, when Dorothy met Mr. Puh-Feiffer, and when Rose told Frida Claxton to drop dead… and she did.
100% of all ticket sales go to Atlanta Cotillion, a fundraiser for AID Atlanta. Come save lives through laughter!

goldengirls@topherpayne.com
or call 404-289-2673


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Topher Payne
Wig Design George Deavours
Costume Design Jane Kroessig
Woman at Funeral Jane Bass
Frida Claxton Amanda Cucher
Rose Nylund Joey Ellington
Sophia Petrillo DeWayne Morgan
Blanche Devereaux Greg Morris
Dorothy Zbornak Topher Payne
Jean Kristin Seymour
Mr. Pfeiffer Barry N. West
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REVIEWS

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Boys will be "Girls"
by green2u
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
4.5
Make no mistake: the cast of The Golden Girls LIVE are playing it straight (so to speak) even if the "Girls" are boys. What could've veered off into bad camp is an honest performance of two episodes from "The Golden Girls." Topher Payne nails Bea Arthur's Dorothy; his biggest laugh came not from a line but as he ambled offstage with that Bea Arthur flair. And when Payne appears at a funeral in a flowing black/white caftan, the house came down (and showed the power of the excellent costuming for this show). Kudos also to George Devours for the wigs.

A veteran supporting cast (especially a crabby-to-the-max Amanda Cucher)rounds out a fun evening. It's a shame this much fun and talent is only for two nights (and what a great fundraising cause). I think producer/instigator Payne is onto something here that could easily find success beyond a two-night fund raising event. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
I know who would love this show by Okely Dokely
I will never meet a bigger Golden Girls fan than Freddie Ashley. When directing, he has a GG reference for any given situation.

I hope he gets to see this show.


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