Arts & Entertainment
'The Facts of Life' Returns to Ringwald
Originally printed 7/12/2012 (Issue 2028 - Between The Lines News)
By popular demand, The Ringwald will hold a "rerun" of the hilarious Jamie Morris parody, "The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode." Opening Saturday, July 14, "The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode" will play Saturday-Mondays for an exclusive five week run at The Ringwald Theatre in Downtown Ferndale.
After a sold-out run in the summer of 2008 (and still the most requested show by audience members), the wildly popular "The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode" returns to the Detroit area! Written by the creator of the LA Weekly Theatre Award-winning comedy "Mommie Queerest," "Facts" features an all-male cast as the girls from Eastland.
The lost episode in question is titled "The Best Little Whorehouse in Peekskill." Budget cuts are threatening to force Mrs. Garrett (Joe Bailey) to leave Eastland. But like the theme song states, "You take the good, You take the bad," and Blair (Richard Payton), Tootie (Jerry Haines), Natalie (Joe Plambeck) and Jo (Jamie Richards) are willing to do anything to raise enough money for her to stay. Anything.
"The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode" features the same talented cast from the 2008 production: Joe Bailey, Richard Payton, Joe Plambeck, Jerry Haines, and Jamie Richards. Joe Bailey will also direct.
"The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode" opens Saturday, July 14 and plays through Monday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Monday nights, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.
Ticket prices are $20 for Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are only $10 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.TheRingwald.com or at the theater box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.
The Ringwald Theatre is located at 22742 Woodward Ave. in the Times Square of Ferndale.
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