Stitch-in-your-side funny!”—The New York Times
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Jenny Sullivan
December 6–23, 2018
In a run-down bar in the Florida Panhandle, Casey’s career as an Elvis impersonator is not going well. With his young wife now pregnant, his luck changes when he meets an aging drag queen. An uplifting music- and dance-filled comedy for the holidays.
ETC's 2018-19 Season Sponsored by Leatrice Luria
With sponsorship from
Parm and Frank Williams
The Corwin D. Denney Foundation through Andy and Jo Gifford
J.Stephen Brantley (Eddie) Off-Broadway: Mope (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Murder in the First (The Directors Co.), Pirira (Theatre 167). Regional: Of Mice and Men (Bay Street Theater, North Coast Repertory Theater), The Night Alive (Guild Hall), Romeo and Juliet and R & J & Z (Stonington Opera House). TV/Film: “Gotham” (FOX), "The Blacklist" (NBC), "Happy!" (SyFy) “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” (Adult Swim), “Difficult People” (Hulu) and Eliza Hitt’s “Beach Rats.” Brantley has also worked with Big Dance, Blessed Unrest, Jewish Plays Project, TOSOS, Queens Theatre, LaMaMa, Metropolitan Playhouse, and P.S.122. He is the 2017 recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright award and won the Micheál MacLiammóir Award for Best Actor at the 2013 Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. More at www.jstephenbrantley.com
Bill Brochtrup (Miss Tracy Mills) is making his ETC debut. Best known for his 10-year run as cheerful police administrative aide John Irvin on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “NYPD Blue” (SAG Award Nomination), Bill has spent the last five seasons recurring as savvy police psychologist Dr. Joe on TNT’s “Major Crimes.” In New York, he appeared in the Off-Broadway productions of Jonathan Tolins’ Secrets of the Trade (Primary Stages) and David Marshall Grant’s Snakebit (Century Center), as well as the Fringe-NYC production of John Pollono’s Lost and Found. His Los Angeles theater credits include productions at South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, L.A. Theatre Works, Boston Court, Fountain Theatre, Evidence Room, Odyssey Theatre, Rogue Machine and Antaeus Theatre Company, where he serves as co-artistic director. He has appeared in the films Life as We Know It, He’s Just Not That into You, Ravenous and the upcoming Hypnotized. Other television credits include series regular roles on ABC’s “Total Security” and CBS’ “Public Morals” and recurring roles on Showtime’s “Shameless” and Jon Avnet’s web series “Kendra.” He has told his original stories at numerous Spoken Word events, written for OUT magazine and the best-selling book of essays I Love You, Mom!, is an SPCA “Friend for Life,” has hosted AIDS Walks across the country, and has traveled the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Balkans visiting our Troops with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment. billbrochtrup.com
Carlton Byrd (Rexy/Jason) is honored to be making his ETC debut! Carlton has appeared in many regional productions including Seattle Repertory Theatre/Arena Stage's Two Trains Running, Theater Works' Sunset Baby, ACT Theatre's musical Bad Apples and The Classical Theater of Harlem's touring production of Romeo & Juliet and the musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. Carlton's television credits include “Castle,” “Major Crimes,” “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Carlton also teaches at the Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film in West Hollywood. B.F.A. New York University. Hebrews 12:1
Keiana Richàrd (Jo) is a native of Nashville, TN. She received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her theater credits include, New York: Lincoln Center’s Tony nominated Broadway production of Dividing the Estate, The Pearl Theatre Company’s Ghosts, The McCarter Theatre’s Eclipsed, and The Public/Sundance Lab’s reading of Forgotten World, Los Angeles: Rogue Arts Ensemble’s Wood Boy Dog Fish, The Hudson Theatre’s Good People, and Center Theatre Group’s The Trip to Bountiful. Film/T.V. include projects such as Mid-City Blue, Adult Swim’s “Delocated,” and NBC’s “The Player.” She is thrilled to be a part of ETC’S production of The Legend of Georgia McBride.
Stephen Michael Spencer (Casey) ETC Debut! Regional Theater: In 4 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Originated the role of Jason in Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize award winning play, Sweat (also at Arena Stage), Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Off The Rails, Berowne in Loves Labors Lost and Roderigo in Othello; Cleveland Play House: Yentl, Carol for Cleveland, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, The Misanthrope, Twelfth Night; Triad Stage: Tartuffe; North Carolina Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest. International: The Heart of Robin Hood with Mirvish Productions at the Royal Manitoba Theatre in Winnipeg and the Royal Alexandria Theatre in Toronto. Training: B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.F.A. from Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House. www.stephenmichaelspencer.com