Tuesday, March 4, 2014


The Fishtank is dedicated to representing local playwrights, developing original works and exploring new theatrical frontiers. This SPRING the Fishtank will partner with 5 local playwrights for the "SPRING Shorts."  Sunday evenings at 7pm during MARCH & APRIL will feature short plays, scenes and theatrical concepts from Brian Huther, Tara Varney, Sarah Mundy, Ry Kincaid, Hailey Jones & Prisca Kendagor. Part playwright slam, part staged reading, the plays will be introduced and narrated by the playwright. Sponsored by BLVD Beer! 



De De DeVille will write, produce, and star in a one act play about first lady Deidre Russell’s rise to fame, and how she deals with being the first first lady in drag. It will be a three-character play, featuring the first lady, a reporter, and a secret service agent. The play takes the form of an interview in a Washington D. C. hotel room on the evening of her husband’s inauguration to his second term as president.

First Lady? is a play that explores the changing view on homosexuality and politics in American culture. The story is a vision of possibilities, and what the future could hold as social progress occurs in the United States. It is also an overview that reflects the changes that have already occurred for the lesbian gay bisexual transgendered queer citizens in this country.

First Lady? is about hope and change. Using humor and common sense, it will embody the best democratic principles that made America great, and imagine what could happen should these principles be completely embraced. DeVille’s hope is to use the play as a way to create a discussion about how people view those whom they perceive to be different and how political divisions arise. She believes that theater can provide a transformational experience for the audience, and wishes to provide models for future social change.


Running Friday - Sundays in May.
$20 Limited Seating, please purchase in advance to guarantee a seat.

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