From the writer and director who last year staged the hilarious hit Mommie Queerest (seen at Diversionary in April 2011); now offer up a twisted take on one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 1980s. The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode was conceived and written by Jamie Morris and directed by Christopher Kenney.
Dildos, prostitution, cerebral palsy, and lesbian sex are just a few of the politically incorrect plotlines that mark this as an adults-only show. When budget cuts force Mrs. Garrett to leave Eastland, Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo will do anything to raise the money so she can stay. Anything. They become hookers. (And they sing and dance about it!) Add an evil Headmaster who has a thing for Mrs. G, lesbian overtones between Jo and Blair and you have the lost episode Showtime wished they’d snatched up. As The Dallas Voice put it, “The Lost Episode is entirely the product of Morris’ twisted mind, adding tons of inappropriate humor you would be challenged to find on premium cable nowadays, not to say on NBC of yesteryear.”
The show reunites Jamie Morris and Brooks Braselman, LA Weekly Theater Award nominees for their roles in Mommie Queerest as well Christopher Kenney, the LA Weekly Theater Award-winner for Best Comedy Director. Kenney was recently named “Best Local Theater Director” by Las Vegas City Life’s Best in the Valley reader’s poll. Kenney is also known to Las Vegas audiences as EDIE, “The Mistress of Sensuality” in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity at the New York, New York Hotel & Casino.
Presented by BevNap Productions and Diversionary Theatre, The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode opens January 12th at Diversionary Theatre (4545 Park Boulevard, #101, San Diego CA) and will continue to play Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM through January 22nd.
Jammie Morris (Writer)
Christopher Kenney (Director)
Brooks Braselman (Christina in Mommie Queerest) as Natalie
Kevane Coleman as Tootie
Tony Houck as Blair
Charlie Logan (Dirty Dancing nat’l tour, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular) as Jo
Jamie Morris (Joan in Mommie Queerest) as Mrs. Garrett