The Ballad of Hipster McBigballs
Directed and written by Christen Petitt Hailey
Apr. 5 – 7, 2013
Fri. – Sat. 11 pm, Sun. 7 pm
Tickets: donation at the door; FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders ( to secure your seats.)
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
- Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Playwright, Reader's Poll – Christen Petitt Hailey
The Ballad of Hipster McBigballs takes place in Christen Hailey's bizarre Perilousiverse (her previous offerings were Sexy, Sexy Murder and Chapel Perilous). Think of it as another prequel story somewhere on a different point in the time/space continuum. Fans of the past productions will remember the characters of Mae & Jake, Barra, the Ninja Bitch Lady Assassins, and the location of the K-Hole bar in Bonzai Beach, FL. This episode is a love story, taking place at Mae & Jake’s bar, while they are away on some New Age fartfest.
Poor Morgan Jane Goldencrotch has just learned her dad (who owns the local car dealership) has been eaten by sharks. She returns to Bonzai Beach to hopefully reconnect with old friends Mae and Jake, but instead she becomes the focus of a sinister plot. Will she find escape and find love with uber-bartender Hipster McBigballs, or will she be sold like a pair of schoolgirl underpants to Japanese businessmen by Hipster's nemesis, arch-villainess Cunty Psychopath?
Support This Show
Jobsite Theater and the Straz Center are helping out quite a bit with donations of the space, some props and costumes, and their marketing machines, but as this is a brand-new work being offered as a Job-side Project, we have to come up with money in advance for actor stipends, additional props and costumes, and possibly for the cost of flyers and other promotional materials.
This show is not ticketed in advance, but is performed late nights after Jobsite's mainstage production of Much Ado About Nothing. Since this is brand-new work targeted to a younger, non-traditional theater crowd, we only ask for very small cash donations at the door to see the show. Our hope is that this turns new people on to us and on to live theater. It's not all Arsenic and Old Lace and CATS. We know that, you probably even know that, so your funding is going to help make Tampa a more cultured place and our artists not only happy with cool projects but money to compensate them for their time and talents.
To help support this show and read more, visit the Hipster McBigballs page on Kickstarter.