“I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers”
By John Logan
Show postponed until September
iTheatre Collaborative, Resident Company on the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center, in light of the present threat of the COVID-19, has decided to postpone its upcoming production of “I'll Eat You Last” starring Laura Durant scheduled to open March 27th. The show will open the company’s 2020-2021 Season in September of this year. Specific dates have not been finalized with the Herberger. To emphasize, this is a postponement not a cancellation. All ticket holders will have the opportunity to receive a credit or refund.
"This was not a decision made easily or lightly, but 'Discretion is the better part of valor,'" Christopher Haines, Artistic Director. "We are utmost concerned with the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers. Given the lack of knowledge of the scope and spread of this virus in our community and our country, we feel it would be irresponsible of us to 'Go on with the show' just in case this turns out not to be as serious as it currently appears to be. While this will be a financial hardship for us, we will survive. To put it in perspective, when all of the major sporting organizations postpone or cancel with a much larger scale of revenue on the line, this is a no-brainer. The well-being of our community comes first."
For more than 20 years, Sue Mengers' clients were the biggest names in show business: Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, Ali MacGraw, Gene Hackman, Cher, Candice Bergen, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Gore Vidal, Bob Fosse... If her clients were the talk of the town, she was the town, and her dinner parties were the envy of Hollywood. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you.
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