Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories: A Storyteller's Childhood in Texas
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The last date listed for Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories was Friday October 7, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Absolutely charming show - wonderful stories, lovely singing voice, cute "shtick" (and not too much of it) - Having spent most of my adult life in the deep south I was especially appreciative of her ability to make the characters so real and spot...continued
Faye Lane grew up in her mama’s beauty shop in Texas, and as a fat little girl sitting on the front porch in a glittered-up Burger King crown, she dreamed of telling stories and singing songs on the stage in New York City. Well, all her glamorous fantasies have come true, and this show chronicles her journey in poignant story and stirring song.
Faye Lane is one of New York’s most beloved and respected storytellers. A winner of the Moth Story Slam in both New York and LA, she can be heard on NPR’s Cityscapes and The Moth Radio Hour. Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories was a 2010 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award winner, and a FringeNYC Encore selection.
About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo PlayhouseUnder the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.