Summer is winding down, and Memphis' popular Break-Up Show is back with a brand new set of sketches, jokes, and tales of lovin' gone wrong!
"No, this is literally the same show we did in February," Break-Up Show founder Savannah Bearden corrects. "I've been joking it's a one-night-only performance of our previously one-night-only performance. We were only going to do it once, but decided to do it again because when we did the show in February, the entire house band had the worst flu ever, and so did Bruce Bui, our lead drag queen. It was a great show and super fun, but all the people who were in it were like, 'I would really like to do this show again when I can enjoy it and not have a puke bucket by the drum kit.' So we're doing it again." Only this time the recuperated Break-Up crew's doing it for a charity.
- The Break-Up Club
"I'm really involved in Planned Parenthood," Bearden says. "Their biggest problem right now is their monthly donors are low. For as little as $5-a-month, you can make a huge difference, so for any recurring donation of $5 or more a month you get into the show free."
In February, Bearden described the latest Break-Up experience like this: "Most of the show is about sex — lewd proposals over text message, emails, and Facebook. One of our big slideshows is a friend's recollection of all the dudes she banged in the summer of '94, which was the summer of the O.J. Simpson trial. It's a brilliant, wonderful story about what a complete slut she was and how she slept with an ex-boyfriend to get back at another boyfriend."
"So, yeah," Bearden says. "This one's going to be just like the last one. Only with 100 percent less vomit."