The Summer of Daisy Fay | Redtwist Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Summer of Daisy Fay The Short List (Theater) Recommended Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Aug. 17 2015

Based on Fannie Flagg's story "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Mann," this one-woman adaptation from New American Folk Theatre offers a charming portrait of a young woman trying to find her way out of small-town Mississippi in 1958. As Daisy Fay, pretty red-haired Charlie Irving is an intoxicating mix of honeyed sarcasm and southern gentility, and the intimate staging puts the audience right in her basement bedroom as she packs her things, several weeks early, for the Miss Mississippi pageant in Tupelo, dreaming of an acting career in New York. Her excitement vibrates down to her fingertips, and her tales of men who let her down, past and present, make her desire for a new life all the more poignant. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $20


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