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Review: Redesigning Women

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; When they chose to parody the 1980s sitcom Designing Women , Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson), Ricky Graham, Brian Peterson and Jack Long knew there would be an audience for their version. During opening night at Mid-City Theatre, when ...

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Review: Redesigning Women




When they chose to parody the 1980s sitcom Designing Women, Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson), Ricky Graham, Brian Peterson and Jack Long knew there would be an audience for their version. During opening night at Mid-City Theatre, when Graham delivered Julia Sugarbaker?s YouTube-immortalized tirade defending her sister Suzanne?s beauty pageant achievements, most of the audience joined in ? not just mouthing the words, but following the steadily rising volume and intensity to the dramatically staggered final pronouncement about ?The night the lights went out in Georgia.?


Redesigning Women features three reworked and barely stitched together episodes of the sitcom.? [ Read more ]

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