THEATER 2013 Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown


GENRE: Theater

DESCRIPTION: The award-winning solo comedy about the reincarnation of a Southern debutante returns to NY for a one-night only special engagement.

PERFORMS: Performs Monday, July 15 @ 7pm (The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St, NY, NY)



Critically acclaimed, award-winning solo play Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, written and performed by Joe Hutcheson, will be presented as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival at the Wild Project in New York City on Monday, July 15th at 7:00 pm. Cheryl King directs. Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown appeared in the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, receiving critical acclaim and a FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for its run at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The following year, the show appeared as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, receiving the Critics’ Pick of the Fringe Award.  The show returned in 2012 to the Know Theatre of Cincinnati for a sold-out run.

Civil War era Southern debutante Miss Magnolia Beatrice Devareux Beaumont has choked to death on the meat of a pork rib, only to find herself suddenly inhabiting the body of a thirty-something gay New Yorker (to whom she refers as Master Joseph) on his way to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a birthday vacation. But before Miss Beaumont can quietly get used to Master Joseph’s cosmopolitan gay lifestyle, an offensive painting suddenly jolts her into his awareness. After the initial shock and a few disagreements, the two spend the rest of their trip discussing the deeper meanings of life, why they were brought together, and why a simple kite can be such a magical thing. More than a monologue, Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown is a modern comic fantasy celebrating the beauty and magic of Provincetown.

Hutcheson and King have collaborated several times before, including the award winning solo show, Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, which is an official selection of the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival, (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, Critics’ Pick of the Cincinnati Fringe Award) and The Geography of a Nervous Breakdown (Midtown International Theatre Festival Best of the Fest Nominee). Most recently, Hutcheson and King presented Son of a Hutch, an Hutcheson’s autobiographical solo comedy about growing up gay in a family of man’s men who all go by the nickname “Hutch”.  The show was presented as part of the 2013 Left Out Festival and has been extended for several performances this May.

The performance takes place at The Wild Project, 195 E 3rd Street, New York, NY, between A and B streets. (Subway: F to 2nd Avenue, M to Essex.)

Joe Hutcheson (Writer/Performer) earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State Fullerton and an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Regional credits include Frankie in Forever Plaid, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Garry in Noises Off, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and the Baker in Into the Woods. Joe’s first one-man show The Purpose of Matter in the Universe appeared at Stage Left Studio in the summer of 2007 as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival (nominated for Best Solo Show and Best Sound Design). Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, Joe’s second solo endeavor, appeared in the 2008 Left Out Festival, the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival (Overall Excellence Award winner), and the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Critics’ Pick of the Fringe winner); the show has also appeared in NYC at the Triad and the Times Square Performing Arts Center, and has returned to the Know Theatre of Cincinnati for a sold-out run. Joe is a classically trained actor, having spent a summer studying the classics at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on a scholarship form the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, an award for Best Classical Performance.

Cheryl King (Director) is the creator and producing director of Stage Left Studio, in NYC, was resident acting coach at All My Children from 2007-2010, and is a playwright, director and actor. Her first solo show “not a nice girl” was produced in LA, NYC, Chicago and Ft. Collins, CO. She has directed over 35 plays and solo shows, including Frank Blocker’s Drama Desk-nominated Southern Gothic Novel,  180 Days, Taren Sterry’s solo show about hospice care, Theresa Gambacorta’s The Vegas Project, and Elizabeth Taylor’s Finding Elizabeth Taylor. Her second solo show, Grapefruit, by Sally Lambert, was performed at the Wired Arts Festival in NYC in February, 2013, and is now in its 18th month at Stage Left Studio. Cheryl is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild.,