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|ATHENews - Volume 27, Number 2 - Mickee Faust Club at Conference 2013|
Mickee Faust Club at Conference 2013
by Chase Bringardner, Vice President for Conference 2013
Greetings everyone! This post is the first of many you will find in ATHENews in the coming months as we approach the conference in August. These brief articles will spotlight specific conference events and provide a sneak peek of some of the exciting things we as a conference committee have planned for attendees.
It is with great excitement that I can now share with you all that The Mickee Faust Club will be performing on the Saturday night of our ATHE Conference in Orlando. The committee could not be more thrilled to have this ever so playful and ever so apropos performance group joining us in Orlando. The Mickee Faust Club is a Tallahasse-based “community theater for the weird & queer community” that has been “staging rabble-rousing cabarets in the Deep South since l986.” The name Mickee Faust derives from two sources: “a certain unctuous rodent living in his own little magic kingdom in Orlando, and Goethe’s good German doctor whose struggles with the devil mirror the group’s own.” The clubs fearless leader is Mickee Faust – “the foul-mouthed, sewer dwelling, sibling to that ubiquitous better known, better groomed, cartoon creation.” This “rebellious rat bastard” surrounds himself with “volunteers from the Tallahassee, Florida community who call themselves the Mickee Faustkateers, a diverse bunch from a variety of backgrounds with an iffy array of theatrical skills.” (for additional information on the company, please visit www.mickeefaust.com)
The Mickee Faust Club will be presenting Faust’s Free For All on Saturday night at 10pm in the Grand Ballroom in front of the backdrop of Miami artist’s Billie Grace Lynn’s Dead Mouse, a thirty foot inflatable sculpture of “a dying you-know-who.” Faust’s Free For All “will feature the raucous and wily kind of performance which has since become Faust’s hallmark-- a mix of political and socio-sexual satire, Shakes-parodies, raunchy disability skits, LGBT vaudeville, original and adapted songs, with some fully staged bad jokes thrown in for good measure.” Fueling the creative, irreverent atmosphere, a cash bar will be provided preceding the performance. Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event are $10 and available at the time you register for the conference. Make sure to carve out a space in your conference schedule for the fun and frivolity. Don’t miss out on the fun! Check back next month to read about another exciting performance opportunity.