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Wanzie’s LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS Episode 6 – ZOOM REUNION

August 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

World Premiere pay-to-view performance of Wanzie’s LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS Episode 6 – ZOOM REUNION!

Wanzie Presents & Rich Charron present

Wanzie’s LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS Episode 6 – ZOOM REUNION

Written by Michael Wanzie Directed by Kenny Howard

Technical Direction & Editing by Rich Charron

World Premiere pay-to-view performance via the Wanzie Presents YouTube channel featuring Beth Marshall, Blue Star, Miss Sammy, Peg O’Keef and introducing a new surprise character.

Also, introducing the LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS THEME SONG, with lyrics by Wanzie and music by Rich Charron.

Available for viewing beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9 pm through August 29, 2020.

TWO TICKET OPTIONS:

Option 1:

$15 per-household GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET

Enjoy unlimited access to view the show on-demand from the World Premiere at 9 pm on August 15th through the evening of August 29th, 2020 (NOTE: Although only one ticket is required per-household, feel free to purchase as many tickets as you like as your way of further supporting the efforts of the artists involved who are attempting to earn a living during this pandemic).

All are invited to view the pre-show Zoom Cast Cocktail Party, commencing at 7:30 pm on August 15th on the Wanzie Presents YouTube channel.

Option 2:

$25 VIP ALL-ACCESS PASS

In addition to allowing on-demand-access to view the play for two weeks, this VIP pass also allows the passholder to actually participate in the pre-show Zoom Cast Cocktail Party and be in the room where it’s happening for a period of approximately 20 minutes during the nearly 90-minute long party. Sale of VIP passes is strictly limited – available on a first-come-first-served basis – and only 5-guests at a time will be brought into the party (at approx. 20-minute intervals), to avoid overcrowding – so that passholders will have ample opportunity to visit with, and pose questions to, cast and crew members without too much over-talking in the Zoom meeting. At the conclusion of the debut performance, passholders will have access to drop in at any time during the private after-party Zoom Reunion. This party is exclusively for VIP passholders and will NOT be streaming for the general public. Passholders may pop in and out of the post-show Zoom party at any time.

This VIP pass allows you to mix and mingle with cast and crew before and after the World Premiere of Wanzie’s LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS Episode 6 – ZOOM REUNION.

VIP passes are strictly limited to 20.

NOTICE:

Ticket buyers will receive an email from the producers on the morning of Saturday, August 15th, which will contain your personal link to join the stream via YouTube. Those who purchase VIP admission will also receive an invitation with links to join the pre-show and post-show Zoom parties.

ABOUT THE PLAY

ZOOM REUNION may be enjoyed whether or not the viewer has seen any of the previous LADIES episodes. Obviously, there is an extra layer of enjoyment for those familiar with the characters but, as with all previous episodes in the series, Wanzie manages to make each installment palatable to first-time LADIES audience members. This production may be enjoyed as a stand-alone piece.

Episode 6 takes place during the present. It appears the ladies have once again become estranged (and have been for some time now) over statements each made about the other in a book written by Ruby’s ex-husband, psychiatrist, Robert Burroughs, based on his time serving as the ladies’ court-ordered therapist. (The ladies had waived the standard doctor/patient confidentiality restrictions in exchange for a chance to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show).

Opal, Ruby, and Pearl Locksdale have not spoken to one another in nearly a decade until today, when Pearl invites her sisters to join her in a Zoom meeting, because she has a very important announcement to make.

As per usual, old wounds are ripped open only to be healed again and, in the process, our ladies strengthen their southern sisterhood even as they continue to shock one another, evolve, and discover new secrets.

The character of Jackson/June is indeed long dead, but the indomitable Miss Sammy will still be on hand to provide the appropriate musical interludes between this one act play’s three scenes.

There are two surprise revelations in this new play and a cliffhanger that leaves playwright Wanzie and director Kenny Howard wide open for an Episode 7, to be written and intended to be performed onstage before a live audience, once it’s safe to once again do so.

And, as with the previous installments, regardless of any serious content, this all-new Zoom version was written with an aim to entertain, to make audiences laugh, and for all of us to fall in love (or fall in love all over again) with those irrepressible LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS.

WHEN & HOW

The show will debut on Saturday, August 15th at 9 pm ET streaming as a pay-to-view event on the Wanzie Presents YouTube channel and will remain available for on-demand viewing through August 29th, 2020.

Ticket buyers will receive an email from the producers on the morning of Saturday, August 15th, which will contain your personal link to join the stream via YouTube. Those who purchase the VIP All-ACCESS PASSES will receive a separate invitation with links join the pre-show and post-show Zoom parties.