Lisa Q Mount, otherwise known as Auntie Q, has invited some of her favorite wayward girls (not all of whom are female) to join her for a variety show that takes two nights to perform, on July 22 and 23 at the Sautee Nacoochee Center.
This curious compendium of talent – local luminaries and national notables – will create one show in two acts: First Act, Friday night at 8:30 pm, Second Act on Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Have a singularly good time: just see one show. To get the full experience, see them both.
Songs, poems, dances and digressions will take place on the Center Theatre stage, where it will never be the same show once, let alone twice.
“There are some fabulous performers and thinkers who have agreed to come to Sautee Nacoochee this summer, to meet up with the amazing people here who love to be onstage and have some wicked smart insights into what’s going on. All of this together is an experiment in the alchemy of topical performance. What happens when you combine all these elements? Magic, for sure,” says Lisa.
In addition to songs and other kinds of theatrical moments written and performed by Auntie Q, Celeste Miller, choreographer of the Headwaters series of plays, will offer short performances on both nights. Nationally-recognized Knoxville-based writer/director/actor Linda Parris Bailey will bring her particular perspectives to the show, which may or may not include a reminiscence of the time she and Auntie Q performed on Broadway. And San Antonio’s ST Shimi, burlesque and variety artiste extraordinaire, returns to the Center Theatre stage - she was last seen in Late Night Off-Center in 2010, in the midst of fans, sparkly lights, spinning hoops, and tiny pieces of clothing.
Tickets are available at www.snca.org, and are $15 per show. Special bonus points will be awarded to patrons who see both shows.