SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES follows the journey of four gay boys in the
Baptist Church. Storyteller Mark Lee Fuller tries to create a world of love and
acceptance in the church and clubs of Dallas, Texas, while desperately trying
to find a place to put his own pain and rage.
The world Mark creates also
includes two older barflies, Peanut and Odette, whose banter takes the audience
from hysterical laughter to tragedy and tears.
With a theme of religion
clashing with sexuality, the play opened to rave reviews in Los Angeles during
its original run in 2000 and became the most awarded play of the year, winning
the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding LA Theater Production, as well as
multiple LA Weekly Theater Awards, Los Angeles Critics Awards, Ovation Awards,
Backstage West Garland Awards and Robby Awards.
The LA Times called it, "Daring.
Heroic. No-holds-barred hilarious.".
Chicago Tribune said, "Distinctive and arresting. A funny and yet
strangely moving treatment of goodhearted, wacky Texans suffering through an
intolerant world." Contains adult material and brief nudity.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES
Linda Cooke as "Odette Annette Barnett"
Larry Dyekman as "Preacher"
Miss Joey English as "The Mothers"
Cody Frank as "T.J. Brooks" and "The Stripper"
Ben Heustess as "Benny/Iona Traylor"
Hal O'Connell as "Preston 'Peanut' Leroy"
Joseph T. Paul as "Mark Lee Fuller"
German Pavon as "Andrew Thomas Ford"
Douglas Wilson as "Brother Chaffey" and "Houston"
Directed by Steve Fisher
Lighting by Phil Murphy
Scenery by Thomas L. Valach
Costumes by Robbie Wayne
Producing Partner - Edward Monie