Are You Lonesome Tonight?
September 6-22, 2018
The world premiere of a one-man show written and performed by Shelby Hahn. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski.
Down at the end of lonely street, somewhere near the Mississippi crossroads of obsession and madness lives the world's #1 Elvis fan, Paul MacLeod. After converting his home into an Elvis museum that's open to the public 24 hours a day Paul reckons he's given tours to over half a million visitors, including movie stars and presidents. His collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and VHS recordings are worth a fortune, or so he says. But the revolving door of bearded hipsters, drunken college students, and David Lynchian weirdos come to hear his tall tales has taken its toll on Paul's trembling grip with reality. Now there's blood on the floor and before Paul has left the building, he insists on giving you The Last Tour.
Part of of Little Green Pig's Zero Dollar Ticket Season. All tickets are free of charge.
An audience member reflects: "I just saw an incredible one-man show in which Shelby Hahn took the persona of Paul MacLeod and gave our group of twenty or so people a virtual tour of Graceland Too. As a card-carrying lifetime member, I was pretty skeptical of this endeavor but holy shit! Dude nailed it down to certain mannerisms and familiar (if you've ever taken the actual tour) turns of phrases and stories. The show was an amazing and heartfelt tribute to a unique individual with a unique vision that honestly had me in tears at the end. Kudos to Mr. Hahn and the director, Jay O'Berski for putting on such a powerful and memorable show.”
Trailer by Nick Karner:
Poster & Photos by Erin Bell of Bull City Photography: