Truth Be Told

Big title for a little gem written and performed by veteran stage and TV actress Ronnie Claire Edwards (The Waltons, Designing Women). In tiny Theatre Too, Edwards welcomes the audience into the prison cell of "Little Egypt," not the famous belly dancer of the 19th century, but a former "cooch dancer" turned con artist and bank robber just winding up a stretch at the women's prison at Gatesville, Texas. In a series of short episodes, she tells the story of her life, a rollercoaster of triumphs and tragedies involving albino chinchillas, poker players, tango dancing, "telepathin'," booze runners, carnies and quintuplet armadillos named after the Dionnes of Canada. A colorful as a midway, Little Egypt is a character that is too big to share the stage with any others. Edwards is a marvel of control, holding the audience's attention with a hypnotic power. Through May 27 at Theatre Too, 2800 Routh St. (in the Quadrangle at Theatre Three). 214-871-3300.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Mon., May 14, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., May 17, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., May 24, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 11. Continues through May 27

 
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