Theater RED has been presenting shows on Milwaukee stages since 2013. That’s relatively young, as far as Milwaukee theater companies go, but it’s positively a veteran group compared to the brand-new [untitled] Productions group. The two organizations are teaming up to present a one-woman show on stage this weekend.
I’ll Eat You Last stars Theater RED’s Marcee Doherty-Elst as Sue Mengers, a show business agent to the stars and host of infamous dinner parties. Among Mengers' biggest clients were Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, and Cher (to name a few).
"What I have in common with Sue Mengers is her drive and her loyalty. I don't share her vices or her potty mouth," jokes Doherty-Elst.
Milwaukee audiences are literally invited into the living room of Sue Mengers, which happens to be recreated at The Journeyman Hotel, for an evening of gossip and showbiz details,
Doherty-Elst is not only the star of the one-woman show, but also Theater RED’s producing director. She joins Lake Effect’s Bonnie North to explain what led to the creative partnership behind the show: