Count on Brie Henderson to take her serious medical condition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and turn it into three successful Fringe shows by using her own stories, her honesty, and then add the embarrassing stories of others.
Brie’s personal devastation took center stage in the first installment, “Poops! I Did It Again.” Then, she asked others to share their embarrassing stores of unplanned poop stories. Part II was entitled “The Taming of the Poo.” Now, others have submitted personal horrific stories of uncontrolled bowel movements in the worst possible situations. The result is the hilarious last installment, “Six Degrees of Defecation,” now playing in the 2019 Fringe Festival on City Stage in historic Union Station.
Many might find the topic off-putting, but in just a few minutes the theme turns to humor and as the stories begin, the laughs come nonstop. As Brie says, “It’s the sh@#$#est show in the Fringe.” And, it is. No one else talks about it. But everyone poops, and many have an embarrassing story to tell. This show delivers their stories with humor and strong language.
Have you ever reverted to the diaper days of toddlerhood and left a mess in your pants? Has an unexpected pile or bowel flush exploded in an untimely place or situation? Do you ever fear it might happen to you? Well, for many, that has happened and they can now laugh about it and share the story with others.
Be prepared for funny stories, smelly stories, and foul language stories.
Just when you thought you were safe, Brie Henderson, The Poo Lady of Kansas City, is back with more tales of poopy predicaments. What can she say? People love to share their stories of bathroom horror, and she is willing to encourage them. After all, isn’t everyone dealing with some sort of embarrassing secret they want to hide? Even if you have never pooped your pants (which is a lie), we hope this show makes you find humor in the gross, unpredictable, and completely human stories of fecal woe.”
The unique show changes with each evening as all of the cast cannot perform each night, so the cast rotates nightly. Alice Pollack, Bill Pelletier, Justion Hower, Joel Nichols, Trevor Martin, Timothy Harver, Sonia Gwin, Wendy Thompson, Petra Allen, Tim Marks, Bob Allen, Alexis Schulx, Marty Honig, Scott Turner, Holly Lichtenaur join Sabrina Henderson and rotate through the play dates. Tony Beasley directs and Cindy Harper Siefers stage manages.
The show continues on City Stage inside Union Station. Dates are: July 19, 20, 21, 24, & 27. In the past, the show has sold out many performances, so advance ticketing is suggested. Times can be found on the Fringe website. www.kcfringe.org
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