'Plaint of the Playwright

'Plaint of the Playwright

[ Friday, September 16, 2005 ]

That's right. I'm actually acting in something--and something I wrote, too.

It's one night only, but it's for a good cause, so for the love of God, show up:

Madison’s controversial smoking ban ignites Smokin'.
Proceeds to Benefit WhoopDeDoo’s own Hurricane Katrina Victim

From the creators of Sweet-Cannoli Nuptials, WhoopDeDoo Productions, Inc. presents Smokin’, a satirical cabaret event about Madison’s controversial smoking ban in bars and nightclubs. All proceeds from the Smokin’ event will go to one of WhoopDeDoo Productions founding members, Beth Shippert, and her fiancé Chris Myers who have been victimized by the hurricane Katrina after recently moving to New Orleans.

Beth Shippert was an original cast member and creator of Sweet-Cannoli Nuptials, the show that launched the beginning of WhoopDeDoo Productions. Beth was Gloria, the wacky Mary Kay-selling Maid of Honor. She also served as Vice-President on the Board of Directors and Dramaturg for WhoopDeDoo. Shippert received her BFA in Theater Arts at Stephens College in Missouri and has been on Madison stages performing in The Eight Reindeer Monologues, Harvey, and Much Ado About Nothing. Shippert and Myers moved to New Orleans for Beth to attend graduate school in Arts Administration. Myers, former Chef with Sundara in Wisconsin Dells recently started a new chef position in the French Quarter. Without a home, jobs or school to attend, they are returning to Madison.

WhoopDeDoo Productions, Inc., Madison’s most innovative theater company devoted to promoting original audience-engaging work presents this one-night only event on Sunday, September 18th at Fyfe’s Corner Bistro, 1344 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Wisconsin. Doors open at 5:00pm and the show will begin at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are a suggested donation of $15.00. Reservations are recommended.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and I Will Survive are among the songs to be performed. Written excerpts from the show will be provided by local artists Rob Matsushita, Doug Holtz, Doug Reed, Steven VanHaren, and Greg Harris.

Join us for an evening of music and laughter.

For further information or to make reservations, contact WhoopDeDoo Productions at 608-442-5806.

So, go, drink, have fun, all that good kinda stuff there.

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