MOUNT VERNON – Born in Lima, Ohio, appeared in 40 films, multiple television shows and multi-award winning actress, Phyllis Diller is best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.
This coming Thursday, May 16, Susan Kahrl will once again grace the Chautauqua stage, performing first person living history as Phyllis Diller. Susan has written and performed many Chautauqua characters over the years and this portrayal will leave the audience in stitches (preferably of the laughing kind).
Opening the program will be Lowell Borchers, tickling the ivories and singing the songs of the era. Lowell has performed multiple times for the Chautauqua Series and captivates the audience with the music of the 1950’s and 1960’s setting the stage for the appearance of Susan Kahrl as Phyllis Diller.
The Chautauqua will be held in the lower level at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon).The facility is accessible to those with special needs and will be helped to their seats by Elixir Presents volunteers if needed. Doors open at 6 PM and program begins at 7 PM.
The Chautauqua Series is organized and brought to you by Elixir Presents, the Grand Hotel and supported in part by a generous grant provided by the Ariel Foundation. These programs bring year round living history to our community and are presented on a donation basis. All donations go directly to the performers.
For more information about this and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.