The Twentieth-Century Way: Inspired by True Events in California
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Designing Women is back with a vengeance, but it's not like any episode of the show you ever saw on TV. Parody superstar Jamie Morris (The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, Mommie Queerest) is at it again, bringing the ladies and gents of the Sugarbaker Design Firm back with a twist -- all of the cast members are played by men. Plagued by the faltering economy, the designing "women" are about to go out of business, when vapid ex-beauty queen Suzanne has an idea to get free publicity by starting a reality show. Soon camera crews are following the antics of the four Southern belles, their ex-con delivery man and their daffy family friend. The producers get more than they bargain for and plenty of zany footage of Julia's high-charged tirades, Mary Jo's cocktail-infused, tell-all testimonials and Charlene's down-home, hillbilly, there's-got-to-be-a-point-to-this-story material. Learn More
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The Twentieth Century Way was awarded the 2011 PEN Award for Drama and the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival Award for Overall Excellence in Production of a Play, garnering critical accolades from publications like the New York Times and Variety. Based on a little-known incident in history, this theatrical thrill ride explores the collision of reality and fantasy as two actors, auditioning for a film, end up juggling roles that eventually lead to entrapment of homosexuals for “social vagrancy” in the Long Beach, California of 1914.