OU Alum Merri Biechler’s new play “Tammy Faye’s Final Audition” is coming to the Hahne this month! The show was previously at the Cincinnati Fringe Fest, Centenary Stage Company and Capital Fringe. Here’s a little bit about the show: Tammy Faye Bakker was the sweetheart of Christian TV in the 70’s and 80’s, until it all came crashing down. As she nears the end of her life, she attempts a comeback. In a fevered dream, she enlists the men in her life to audition for one final TV show.
The show is produced by Brick Monkey Theater and features current OU Acting Faculty as well as direction by Dennis Delaney. Check it out!!
January 14-23, 2016
The Hahne Theater
Kantner Hall at Ohio University
Thursday, January 14 at 8pm preview
Friday, January 15 at 8pm
Saturday, January 16 at 8pm
Sunday, January 17 at 2pm
Wednesday, January 20 at 8pm
Thursday, January 21 at 8pm
Friday, January 22 at 8pm
Saturday, January 23 at 4pm and 8pm
More info here
More about Merri
MERRI BIECHLER, Managing Director of BMTE, is a playwright whose plays include Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver (Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition finalist, Princess Grace Award finalist, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory participant, and the recipient of over $30,000 in grants to use the play as a teaching tool for medical students); Real Girls Can’t Win! (nominated by the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater for the Stavis Playwriting Award; workshopped at VG, and Centenary Stage Company); Dolley Madison and the Secret History Club (Kennedy Center/White House Historical Association commission); Bombs, Babes and Bingo (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission finalist, P73 Playwriting Fellowship finalist); The Bathtub Play (Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award); and Brace for Impact (Cleveland Public Theatre). As a professional actor, Merri studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and at his home on the island of Bequia, West Indies. She was a founding member the Edge Theater with fellow North Carolina School of the Arts classmates Peter Hedges, Mary-Louise Parker and Joe Mantello, and acted in more than a dozen new plays with the company. She appeared Off-Broadway inTony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, has been seen in the films He Said, She Said,Man of the Year and The Thing Called Love, and in guest starring parts on TV in E.R., Judging Amy, Murphy Brown and Love and War. She worked at ABC Television for three years writing scripts and treatments for its Movie-of-the-Week division. Merri is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and a member of the once glorious, and now defunct, Circle Rep Lab.