Born storyteller Jamie Brickhouse lit up the Fringe final 12 months with Risky When Damp, his a single-man memoir about coming out as homosexual and alcoholic to his greater-than-everyday living mother. Since he’s self-admittedly obsessed with his deceased moms and dads, Brickhouse’s stick to-up solo clearly show demonstrates on his life-of-the-get together father, Earl — Bubba to his pals, or Sonofabitch to his wife — a closeted conservative and local superstar in Beaumont, Texas, who passed away at age 83.
Tales about his sexual education and learning by way of stolen Playboy magazines and an inappropriately polyamorous eulogy leaven Jamie’s darker moments, like being blackmailed by a 50 percent-brother over his HIV status. By way of it all, Brickhouse strives to establish a romance with his staunchly Republican daddy-poo, primary to a limited late-in-life liberation for the older guy. Unconditional appreciate will work both ways, and Brickhouse is brave ample to admit how he’s grown into staying the gentleman his father never could.
When it is not quite as polished as his previous manufacturing, I Favor My Daddy packs a potent individual punch, creating it a leading choose among the this Festival’s homocentric offerings.
Tickets and show information: I Favor My Daddy: A Tale of Two Sissies