Aug. 16 marks the 35th anniversary of the death of the King of Rock and Roll. “All the King’s Women” is series of comedic plays and monologues by 11 actresses and one actor portraying important moments in the life of Presley from age 11.
“Elvis resonates with everyone, said director Jeffrey Bigger. “Everyone knows who Elvis is, no matter hold or young you are.”
Elvis has different meanings to different people. The first scene takes place at a hardware store in Tupelo, Miss., when Elvis is 11 years old.
“It’s a monologue told from the vantage point of the saleswoman who wants to sell Elvis a guitar instead of his first shotgun,” Bigger said.
The play captures the spirit of The King through different vignettes such as the women who worked behind the scenes when Elvis was to appear on The Steve Allen Show after gyrating on Milton Berle Show, the woman who sold him Cadillacs, and women who worked at Graceland.
“There will times when you will laugh and say, ‘Oh I remember Elvis being on TV, or I wondered how that would have happened.’ You’re going to laugh. You’re going to think about some things. You may even shed a little tear here and there,” Bigger said. The play also includes a new never-before seen monologue written by the author especially for this production.
“There will be a moment throughout the play that everyone will have their own memory of an Elvis song or Elvis himself,” Bigger said. “He brings people together. (The play) is a fun piece. It’s something a little different.”
Show times are Aug. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m., Aug. 12 at 2 p.m., Aug. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 18 at 2 and 8 p.m.
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