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Award-winning Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories comes to TFAC Jan. 11

Published 10:22am Monday, January 7, 2013

Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories will be in Tryon on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. after a year’s residency at the

Faye Lane

famed Soho Playhouse in New York City.

Winner of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award for a Solo Show, 2011 MAC Award for Best Special Production and the 2011 Backstage Bistro Award for Best Musical Comedy, Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories has been adored by audiences and acclaimed by critics in New York, around the country and around the world. Directed by MAC Award winner, Jay Rogers, Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories features music written by Keith Thompson, Larry Rosen and Carol Hall (music and lyrics for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas).

Faye Lane’s unique blending of story and song moved New York Magazine to gush, “She had them gobbling from the palm of her hand… they were howling, crying, falling in love with her.” Showbiz Weekly called her “one of New York’s most beloved and respected storytellers,” and Joan Rivers said, “That girl belongs on Broadway!”

Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories is the hilarious and heartfelt memories of a fat little girl in a glittered-up Burger King crown, sitting on the porch of her mama’s beauty shop in Texas. Faye Lane dreamed of telling stories and singing songs on the stage, and now she does, all over the world! These are the glittered-up memories of a Texas Green Bean Queen, told through poignant story and stirring song.

Stories and songs from Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories have been presented in multiple venues in New York and Los Angeles, as well as The Improv in Washington DC, The Jewel Box Theater in Seattle, The Skull Club in New Orleans, L’Etage in Philadelphia, and the Victoria Event Center in Victoria, BC. They have also been presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Lane is a Moth Mainstage Storyteller, and as the winner of the Moth Story Slam in both New York and Los Angeles, she has performed for standing room only crowds at The Paramount Theater in Austin, The Fillmore in Detroit and The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland.

This second Main Stage show in Tryon Fine Arts Center’s season is sponsored by White Oak Village-Tryon.  All four shows, ending May 17 with Steep Canyon Rangers, are presented by Season Sponsor Millard & Co.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.tryonarts.org or through the box office.

- article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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