Backstage at the Fillmore. April 17, 2013, 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
For the third time, and yes it’s the charm, Miami’s own Mad Cat Theatre Company will open the South Beach Comedy Festival! This time the troupe is back with an eccentric cast of characters in Charming Acts of Misery, a new comedy written by company member Jessica Farr and directed by Mad Cat’s founder and Artistic Director, Paul Tei.
Charming Acts of Misery follows the ups and downs of fashion muse Isabella Blow, known to most for her brazen individual style and for discovering Alexander McQueen. Spanning several decades, this whirligig ride into Isabella’s life traverses both the fashion scene and the underpinnings of its central character’s psyche. We follow Ms. Blow through the jungles of Sri Lanka, New York City and London until the lines between her public and private life become intensely blurred, when six suicide attempts are no longer chic. Put a hat on it.
Featuring company member Erin Joy Schmidt as Isabella Blow with an outrageous ensemble: Gregg Weiner (as seen on Starz Magic City), Noah Levine (last seen in Mad Cat’s Cat Lady) and Mad Cat newcomer Yevgeniya Kats.
Tickets are on sale now and proceeds benefit Mad Cat! Advance Tickets are $25 General Admission and $45 VIP (all with applicable service and handling charges) may be purchased online at www.madcattheatre.org, www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com, www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000. Day of Show Tickets purchased at the Fillmore Box Office $30 General Admission, $50 VIP and $20 Student w/valid ID. Visit www.madcattheatre.org and www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com for all information, details and schedules of other performers during the South Beach Comedy Festival.
Mad Cat Theatre at the Filmore Miami Beach
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139