May 25 - June 9, 2013
Footlight Players, 20 Queen Street
$26 Adults; $21 Seniors/Students/Military with ID

The Footlight Players is proud to present the sexy, over-the-top musical comedy, slammergirls, during Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2013. Don Brandenburg directs alongside musical director, Ghadi Shayban. Written by Patrick Cuccaro with music by Steve Boyes and lyrics by Patrick Cuccaro and Steve Boyes, slammergirls will be performed on May 25, 27, 28, June 3, 4, 5, 8 at 8pm; May 26 at 2pm; May 29, 31, June 1, 5, 7 at 5 pm; June 9 at 3 pm. Tickets are $26 Adults; $21 Seniors/Students/Military with ID.

slammergirls is a musical spoof of the explosion of female prison movies in the 1960s. These awful movies – often referred to as “sex-ploitation” films – were typically shown at drive-in theatres. They featured stock characters – the innocent girl wrongly convicted, the psychopathic murderer, the manly female matron, the overheated man-hater. Female prison films were designed to take full advantage of the loosening in the 1960s of censorship laws, and were mostly a format through which sexual exploitation of women (and sometimes men) could become commercially viable. slammergirls chronicles the lives of Francine, a former flight attendant turned prison matron; Princess, the “air-head” nymphomaniac; Bonnie, the coupon-clipping charity embezzler; Blossom, the earth mother; and Grace, the dominatrix.

Photo: (L to R) Laura Hunt, Naomi Doddington, Yvonne Herold, and Adriana Boyd. Photo by Kayla Stephenson