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Theatre Unmasqued presents...

Live From New York! He’s A Prom Date!

Featuring Jen Maren

Written/directed by Peter Simmons

Live streamed performances March 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30PM

Tickets: Single 10.00

Two Adults Sharing a Screen 15.00

After successful runs at The Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2017, and The History Theatre in 2019, “Live From New York!” has been reimagined in a live streaming format for this Pandemic Spring. Following the 60 minute performance audience members will be welcomed to an optional Zoom "meet-us-in-the-lobby" for a post show discussion.

Jen Maren was a junior in 1992 at Red Wing High School, and a budding actress fresh off her triumphant performance as Maria in The Sound Of Music. One spring day, after school, her mother, Margo, ambushed her with the news that Jenny was wanted in New York. A huge opportunity in the Big Apple! Sally Jessy Raphael wanted to fly the two of them to New York to appear as a girl who couldn’t get a date to prom, and her angry mother.

No date to prom. NATIONAL TV! And off they went.

This was the bus of humiliation under which Margo was delighted to toss her first born. It’s a story Jen’s been telling and retelling over the years - in dressing rooms, at parties, in bars - about the lure of unearned fame, the sting of public embarrassment, and her lifelong investigation into the nature of the love she feels for the preposterous human being she was blessed to call mom.

And yes. We have the tape!


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