|ALL THE KINGS WOMEN
October 04, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
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In the Victor Mitchell Theatre from Oct. 9 through 17, Workshop Theatre presents Luigi Jannuzzi’s winsome comedy All the King’s Women.
It looks at the life of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 17 different women who met the king of rock and roll.
Kayte Parnell who is directing All the King’s Women says “you’d think the play would be about Pricilla or Lisa Marie Presley but it’s not.
“The women in this memory play are just ordinary people who had a brush with Elvis.
“There’s the woman who sells him his first guitar when he was 11 years old when he really wanted a rifle right up to a girl who has been working in the gift shop in Graceland who
discovers she is no longer enamoured with the whole Elvis phenomenon.”
Elvis himself doesn’t make an appearance but there is an Elvis impersonator.
Parnell says the show consists of two acts broken into three monologues and five scenes ranging from 1946 to the present day.
“There’s a monologue by a woman who met Elvis in a Nashville grocery store at 3 a.m. one day.
“She sees herself as Eve and Elvis as her Adam and that grocery store was their Garden of Eden.
“That shows the kind of obsession some people have with Elvis.”
One of the skits features two Cadillac saleswomen fighting over who is going to sell Elvis his 100th car.