Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories
See “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories” at Hoover Auditorium on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
“Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories” is the critically acclaimed autobiographical solo musical, told through hilarious and heartfelt story and song, of Faye’s childhood in her mother’s beauty salon in Texas. Faye, on a stage bare except for a microphone and her accompanist at a piano, recounts the memories of a fat little girl sitting on the front porch in a glittered-up Burger King crown, dreaming of telling stories and singing songs on the stage.
The show is the Winner of the New York International Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award for a Solo Show, the MAC Award for Special Production and the Bistro Award for Musical Comedy. After a two year residency at New York’s legendary SoHo Playhouse, these glittered-up memories of a Texas Green Bean Queen have been adored by audiences throughout the country and around the world and made Joan Rivers exclaim, “That girl belongs on Broadway!”
Faye is “one of New York’s most beloved and respected storytellers” and appears frequently in storytelling shows around the country. She is a regular performer for the nation’s premier storytelling organization The Moth, performing for standing room only crowds at such storied venues as The Paramount Theater in Austin, The Fillmore in Detroit, and the 4,000 seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon. She has won the Moth Story Slam, which The Wall Street Journal hails as “New York’s hottest, hippest literary ticket” in both New York and Los Angeles. Her autobiographical stories can be heard on NPR’s Cityscapes and The Moth Radio Hour, and she is a featured author in the New York Times Best Seller The Moth: Fifty True Stories. Faye has performed her stories at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, and the Future of StoryTelling Summit. Faye has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.