Outré Theatre Company has scheduled a staged reading of Nicky Silver’s Fat Men In Skirts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Empire Stage, 1140 N Flagler Drive in Fort Lauderdale.
The plot is described as: “After their plane crashes, callous sophisticate Phyllis and her stuttering eleven year old son, Bishop, are stranded on a desert island for five years. During their stay, as we learn their family history through flashbacks, the roles in society are abandoned. At home, Phyllis’ husband and Bishop’s father, movie director Howard, holds out for news of his family along with his ex-porn star mistress, Pam. When the savagely transformed Bishop and Phyllis are returned to civilization, the transition back to normalcy proves challenging for all.” Sounds like J. M. Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton.
Outré’s news release warns, “Please be aware: this play contains themes of rape, matricide, patricide, infanticide, murder, cannibalism, incest, violence, guilt, lies, monstrosities, ghosts, demons, shoe fetishism, cussing, and comedy….it’s a love story.
The production is directed by Ilana Isaacson and stars Outré Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb, Nori Tecosky, Ann Marie Olsen and Bobby Johnston.
Admission is free, but beverages and snacks are available at the door for $10.