Sneak Preview Review: MISS CALEDONIA

by Lynn on October 24, 2012

in The Passionate Playgoer

Written and performed by Melody A. Johnson. Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis. Lighting by Raha Javanfar. Musical accompaniment and original score by Alison Porter.

At the Tarragon Extra Space until November 22.

MISS CALEDONIA is a total, delightful treat. This is a love-letter and homage to Peggy Ann Douglas, the mother of writer-actor Melody A. Johnson. Peggy Ann Douglas was a teenager who lived on her family farm in Caledonia, in the 1950s. She wanted out. She thought the best way was to win a beauty pageant which would lead to a Hollywood career, just as it did for Debbie Reynolds.

What happened and how Peggy made her way is the focus of this beautifully written, wonderfully performed show.

Full Review on CIUT FRIDAY MORNING, on CIUT 89.5 FM, Friday, Oct. 26. Between 9 am and 10 am.

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