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Obie Award-winner David Drake

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Obie Award-winning playwright/performer David Drake chats with Candi & Randy about his return to the New York stage this fall with his critically acclaimed theatrical creation Tawny Heatherton in TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE.

TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE is an evening of songs and stories where Tawny discovers the meaning of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Tawny recalls such indelible moments in her globe-trotting journey as her stint as a HEE HAW Honey, her unexpected tryst in Hollywood with Burt and Loni, and Tawny’s ongoing quest to reunite with her long-lost aunt Joey, whom she last saw in the parking lot of the Mohegan Sun Casino. And of course, her abduction by aliens.

“Tawny is an utterly original creation, a free-form madwoman who doesn't do "jokes" but dares to engage her audience on the strength of her rambling mind and tender, broken heart.” -- Armistead Maupin

“A subtle, surprising theater piece with music. Drake is funny and affecting, pulling off the impossible feat of creating a blonde character who's terminally superficial and deeply profound at the same time.” -- Michael Musto

TAWNY, TELL ME TRUE runs October 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC.

Plus, Drake discusses the 20th anniversary of his landmark theatre piece THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME, and his current workshops with artists developing their own indelible "one man shows."