March 30-April 21
Jennifer Furney & Lisa Ouellette
Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy's The Queen of Bingo explores the worlds of Bingo, family ties, diet crazes, widowhood, hot flashes and winning! The audience joins in the fun during the "Middle Bird Special" - a real Bingo game where some lucky audience member wins a prize at every performance! Theatregoers young and old will howl with laughter two crazy gals light up the stage in the comedy hit The Queen of Bingo!
The Queen of Bingo features two New Vic veterans who have become a favorite duo of Kalamazoo audiences. Jennifer Furney and Lisa Ouellette have recently been featured at The New Vic in Parallel Lives and the sequel Unparalleled Lives, sketch comedy at its finest. In the “Lives” productions Lisa and Jennifer tackled the challenging task of playing over 30 characters of varying ages, genders and backgrounds.
Now in The Queen of Bingo audiences can watch this talented comedy duo expertly bring these two hilarious characters to life with focused attention. Making for a truly enjoyable evening of entertainment.
The Queen of Bingo opens March 30 and plays Fridays and Saturdays through April 21 at The New Vic.
In the tradition of the sketches from the old Carol Burnett Show, comes the stage comedy The Queen of Bingo! 'Sis' and 'Babe,' two sisters in middle age, want to add a little fun and excitement to their lives...but where to find it? BINGO!
"If there's anything more Catholic than nuns, it's bingo…THE QUEEN OF BINGO explores the phenomenon…in surprising depth…a ninety-minute charmer." —Chicago Reader. "…a terrific group outing and is suitable for the entire family…" —Gay Chicago Magazine. "Bingo is about winning and THE QUEEN OF BINGO is a jackpot of a show" —Bingo Bugle. "…hilarious comedy." —Columbia Chronicle.