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Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera, is a hilarious musical comedy and the funniest play to come down the pike in a long time. Set in rural anywhere, Fat Shirley's paints a picture (probably on black velvet) of an unlikely utopia: a trailer park where the tenants love each other. They love their landlady (Fat Shirley). And they love their cousins... conjugally. This is a play with an attitude! The humor is decidedly rural and has a Southern Appalachian flavor. Actually, it translates pretty well and has been produced in other venues outside the South. Fat Shirley's is rollicking good fun. The song titles alone are calculated to make one snicker (She's My Cousin, She's My Wife; Hickies). More about the play...

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