He’s back! After running unsuccessfully several times for governor of Texas (not teabagger enough), Kinky Friedman (Borneo 1967-69) is being ‘written about’ in a new musical based on his life. The second act of this new musical is “Kinky in the Peace Corps” –see, Fitzgerald was wrong: there are second lives in a man’s life. The ‘world premiere of Becoming Kinky…The World According to Kinky Friedman, written by Ted Swindley, who also wrote the international hit, Always….Patsy Cline, features three actors, including recording artist Jesse Dayton, portraying Kinky at different stages of his life. Little Jewford will play the role he was born to play–himself. Kinky Friedman himself will not appear in the play, but he will attend the world premiere and be available for pictures and autographs after the show. The world primiere is Monday night, March 28, at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. It will benefit Kinky’s Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch. Benefit tickets cost $100 and include a three course dinner and an autographed copy of Kinky’s book, Heroes of a Texas Childhood.
The performance will begin at 7:00 pm.
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck is located at 2425 Norfolk St. in Houston, Texas – 713-528-5999. For more information and to purchase tickets call Madelyn at the Becoming Kinky…Ticket Hotline – 713-320-3908. You can pay by credit card and your receipt and tickets will be emailed to you or you can also go to the Mucky Duck and purchase your tickets there with cash or a check.
As we said in the Sixties, “be there, or be square.” (I should add that Kinky would never have said that!)