Note: This show contains adult language and tobacco use.
Not suitable for children under the age of 14.
Fairfield County Professional Premiere
I'LL EAT YOU LAST:
A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS
February 24 - March 5
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
(Click here for directions)
MTC MainStage presents
I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS
A Play by John Logan
Lighting Design by Michael Blagys
Set Design by Jordan Janota
Costume Design by Diane Vanderkroef
Stage Managed by Jim Schilling
Directed by Kevin Connors
About I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS
A Titillating Night of Tinseltown Tattle
Meet Hollywood’s first female super-agent: Sue Mengers. Her clients were the biggest names in show business – Barbra Streisand,
Faye Dunaway, Cher and Burt Reynolds, to name a few. In this jaw-dropping comedy, you’re invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for a delectably schmoozy evening of showbiz dish and dirty secrets.
"Wickedly funny!" - The New York Post
JODI STEVENS (Sue Mengers) is thrilled to take on the role of Hollywoodʼs ﬁrst female super agent, Sue Mengers in Iʼll Eat You Last as directed by MTCʼs own Kevin Connors that Jodi is honored to call her friend. Since making her home in Connecticut to raise a family in 2001, Jodi has become very well known to our local stages. Besides her one woman concert show, “A Broads Way”that sold out the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Jodi has racked up four Connecticut Critics Circle nominations in just the last few years: Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray at STONC, Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Paulette in Legally Blonde at STONC, Best Featured Actress in a Play and Best Ensemble as Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at MTC. Recently Jodi was tooting her own horn as Mazeppa in Gypsy at MTC. On Broadway Jodi was in the original company as Pam in Urban Cowboy and in the original company as Bet and Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde. Off Broadway: Jodi has played one of her favorites Marlene Dietrich in three separate shows: Noel Coward and Friends at Lincoln Center, the premiere of Barry Manilowʼs Harmony: The Musical at La Jolla Playhouse, and in Dietrich and Chevalier: The Musical. Other favorites: Donna in The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at The Mint, Claire Strider in Under Fire at NYMF, Doris in The Body Shop, Hildy Lincoln in Elliot Ness in Cleveland, Martha Mills in I Can Get It For You Wholesale at York Theatre, The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd at Gateway Playhouse, Dracula: The Musical (Broadway Premiere) at La Jolla Playhouse, Heaven Help Us at Denver Center, as Lilly St. Regis in the 20th Anniversary production of Annie at Goodspeed Opera House, My Way and Love Letters at MTC. Film: Oksana Nash in Pervertigo, Jill in The Narrow Gate. On TV, Jodi has guest starred on 27 East, Conviction, Sex and the City and Central Park West. Recordings: Her Jazz album, Girl Talk, is on the Sons of Sound label and is a guest vocalist on Rodgers and Leonhardt, Kurt Weillʼs Centennial Celebration and on Johnny Mercerʼs Dream for The Actors Fund of America. Jodi has always “sought balance” in her life, so as well as performing, Jodi teaches at The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, is currently directing The Lion King at Weston Intermediate School, serves on the Alumni Board for the Penn State Theatre School, keeps a small roster of private professionally Bound students, is a certiﬁed Music Together teacher, a coach, a singer and Jodi is also a wife and mother to her 10 year old son, Jackson. Thatʼs some “balancing” act.
I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.