Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Julie White (Tanya) is the deficit lady-in-charge at the motel. Despite the fact that she's a prostitute, she's loved, listened to and respected. Her friends care so much about her and each other. One of the other residents even tries to keep her off the pills. With a great ensemble cast, this show socks you with a 1-2 punch. It ain't a happy time, but at their core these down and out people have a whole lotta heart and soul. K. Todd Freeman (Sissy Na Na) takes second position as the transvestite resident with a whole lotta sass. Hunky Joe Trippett (Baid Boy) strolls into town after he has "escaped" to marry a wealthy woman but as they say - You can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy.
An interesting choice for a late spring show, Lisa D'Amour's work is a frank and honest look at what makes good people - and in this case, it just ain't money. Joe Mantello's direction is a healthy dose of fun, frivolity, and honesty.