As part of its 2012 Street Corner Show series, featuring shows that are returning by popular demand, Nashville’s Street Theatre Company is excited to bring back the two-woman comedy “Parallel Lives”.
“Parallel Lives” is based on the stand-up comedy of Obie Award winners Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) and Mo Gaffney (That 70’s Show, Mad About You). Throughout the course of the show, actresses Holly Allen and Cathy Sanborn Street portray nearly thirty different characters from country western barflies to celestial beings postulating whether the man or woman should be lucky enough to give birth.
Actress/Producer Cathy Street explains the show’s return: “We ran the show in 2009 in a very small space, when STC didn’t have a big following, and people who saw it still mention it to me today and quote a few of the characters. They say it was one of the funniest things they had ever seen. Holly and I had so much fun doing it, we took it to Wilmington, NC for a weekend and sold out the show. Now we hope to meet the demands of those people who wanted to experience this gut-busting comedy again and share it with new audiences. It is turning out to be sentimental, as well, because since putting the show on the season, Director Lauren Shouse has received the honor of being accepted into Northwestern’s prestigious MFA program in Directing, so we will get one more chance to work under her amazing leadership before she heads to Chicago.”
“Parallel Lives” runs Tuesdays, May 22 through July 3, with tickets $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.
Tickets are available through www.streettheatrecompany.org.
Performances are at Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, just off the Briley Parkway.
For more information, call 615-554-7414.