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Below are excerpts of the glowing press that Theatre A Go-Go's production of The Queen of Bingo has received. If you'd like to read the full article as a PDF, just click on the thumbnail image to the left of the quotes.

 

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"Bingo. Men in drag. 10-pound turkeys. It's all in the name of theater…'People genuinely seem to enjoy the show and these characters wherever we play,' [Joseph] said. 'Like the game of bingo itself, these ladies are pretty universal in their appeal.'"

-The Patriot Ledger

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"The Los Angeles-based actors have traveled the country for several years in the roles, often stopping by a bingo hall or casino nearby to soak up the local color. 'I wouldn't say we're fanatics the way the two characters are, but we definitely do enjoy bingo,' said Joseph, who directed the show off-Broadway in New York and in Chicago before taking over the role of Babe."

-The San Diego Union-Tribune

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"You don't have to be tuned into the Bingo culture to have enjoyed the touring comedy, 'The Queen of Bingo!'... Partlow and Joseph not only turned in first rate performances, but complemented each other as well. You saw them as two distinctive women, never as men in drag...You could tell where the bingo fanatics were sitting. Certain areas of the theater rang nearly non-stop with guffaws."

-Las Vegas Review-Journal

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"'Audiences have just been loving the show. Towns off the beaten path are th best audiences we've had, in fact. Last week in Tiffin, Ohio we outsold Joan Rivers.' "

-The Sun, Yuma, AZ

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"The Queen of Bingo explores the worlds of Bingo, family ties, diet crazes, widowhood, hot flashes and winning!"

-Bingo Bugle

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"A laughfest for all, whether or not you've ever been to a bingo hall, this is a feel good show!...This one is a lot of fun!"

-The Tolucan Times

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"All in all, 'The Queen of Bingo' was a fun show that was able to draw a mixed audience. It had the rare ability to get laughs throughout the play and would actually be enjoyable if viewed more than once."

-Fallbrook Bonsall Village News

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"The two male actors playing the parts of sisters more or less addicted to the game of bingo must have spent time observing mothers, aunts, sisters - all the females in their lives. They had us all with our funny little mannerisms and foibles nailed down well…I loved the play…Judging by the audience response, everyone did."

-Baraboo News Republic

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"The Red Hat Society ladies have been special patrons of the play since its 'male' incarnation began several years ago. The Red Hat philosophy of 'silliness is the comic relief of life' fits perfectly with the nature of the play's humor."

-Bingo Bugle