Dame Edna Everage to Visit Chautauqua
Mount Vernon – Ken Barnett is a man of amazing acting abilities. He has portrayed Mark Twain for over forty years and enjoyed the Chautauqua Series held in Mount Vernon so much he has added additional characters including Red Skelton [mimes, stories and make-up for Freddy the Freeloader during the performance] and most recently Jonathan Winters in the 2013 Series. This year Ken has taken on a challenge that will test his abilities but one which will certainly be rewarding and hilarious for the entire audience. Ken will be portraying Dame Edna Everage, a character created and performed by Australian performer and comedian Barry Humphries, famous for her lilac-colored or "wisteria hue" hair and cat eye glasses or "face furniture" and her boisterous greeting: "Hello, Possums!" As Dame Edna, Humphries has written several books, appeared in several films and hosted several television shows.
Get set for a night of humor and laughter provided by Ken Barnett on Thursday May 29 at 7 PM at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S, Main Street Mount Vernon).
Opening the programming will be the guitar wizardry of Joe Rollin Porter, who has made several appearance at the series and will his brand new CD available.
These programs are presented by Elixir and supported in part by the Rolls-Royce Charities/Civics Fund and Ariel Foundation and by donations provided by the audience that go completely to the performers on stage. Doors open at this first floor facility at 6 PM to allow for people with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs and strollers to help to be seated.
For more information on this show and upcoming programs please visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. Due to unexpected circumstances, schedules do change from time to time so visiting the websites above is always a good idea from time to time to verify schedule.