Four Old Broads (Paperback)

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Four Old Broads (Paperback)


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Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation - and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that "precious little German village for the umpteenth time." A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to "the dark side," what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.

Leslie Kimbell (Writer, Actor, Director, Designer) Leslie gained the majority of her life experience and salty sense of humor from twenty two years traveling the world as a Burlesque Headliner. Her first play FOUR OLD BROADS is inspired by memories of her Nannie DeVries and Aunt Sissie, who were always hysterical, sassy old broads. BROADS simultaneously won two festivals in 2017 at Centre Stage Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina and Theatre Victoria in Victoria, Texas. BROADS also received an AEA Workshop at The Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City 2017. The Workshop was sponsored by Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company in New York. Leslie is thrilled and honored to have been mentored by the amazing Del Shores and Kenny Wade Marshall. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Leslie now resides in Winder, Georgia, where she works with several area theaters as actor and director and occasionally set painter, concessions seller and floor sweeper. Leslie is the exhausted mother to two handsome teen boys Cameron and Logan and wife to Scott. As an actor, Leslie has appeared on television in NOWHERE U.S.A, SWAMP MURDERS and HOUSE OF PAYNE. She also had supporting roles in the films BURIED CAIN and BRING ME A DREAM.
Product Details ISBN: 9780573707162
ISBN-10: 0573707162
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 106
Language: English
"Leslie Kimbell is a much needed new voice in theatre, writing these ‘old broads’ with authenticity, pathos and humor. Audiences eat them up! Four Old Broads is laugh-out-loud hysterical with a whole lot of heart." - Del Shores

"If The Golden Girls was rebooted today, it would look much like Four Old Broads, a clever geriatric comedy." - Carolina Curtain Call