The Empire Stage presents Last Call, written by and starring NYC actress, stand-up comic and bartender Terri Girvin April 13 – May 6, 2012. Last Call takes place during one chaotic bar shift at the NYC bar where Terri works. Two worlds collide when our bartender’s needy and quirky customers fight for her attention as she deals with a barrage of desperate phone calls from her self-medicating, about-to-be-homeless mother. A typical day in a bartender’s life is full of snap judgments and snappy comebacks, but on this night Terri is forced to choose between coming to her mother’s rescue – or her own. It’s a show about family… about boundaries… about how much to tip!
To accomplish all this in Girvin’s new, autobiographical one-person show, she has enlisted Tony nominated director, Michael Leeds and Grammy nominated sound designer Phil Pallazzolo to bring the evening to life. Michael Leeds has enlisted some of the best actors in South Florida to supply the voices of the dozens of quirky customers in Terri’s bar as well as the members of her unconventional family. And while there are no bottles or glasses, Phil Pallazzolo’s amazing sound effects combine with this extraordinary actress’s ability to make us see every drink she pours, every bill she rings up – and every customer she throws out!
Last Call will be appearing at the Empire Stage April 12 – May 6, 2012. The Empire Stage is located at 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works tailored to the diverse audiences of Ft. Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior communities. It is their goal to offer theatre artists a supportive environment where they can collaborate, take risks, and develop as writers, actors, designers and producers. For tickets and information on this Empire Stage production please call 954-383-1896, visit www.empirestage.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.