Live from Karpeles Manuscript Museum this Friday at 7:30 p.m. will be Shirley Q. Liquor, along with her alter-ego, Betty Bufferfield. As an evening promised to be full of laughs, Shirley will regale the audience with her observations on modern life.
Presented by River City Repertory Theatre, “A Night with Shirley Q. Liquor” is the theatre company’s fall fundraiser. Tickets are $35, and a cash bar will be available.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Patric McWilliams, artistic director for the theatre. “She does a great show, so we are really looking forward to it.”
“My character, Shirley Q. Liquor, was created in celebration of, not to downgrade black women,” writes Chuck Knipp, the creator of Shirley Q. Liquor. “[She], like most comedic characters, is a composite woman from a person I know and my own creativity – and also a composite of reverse stereotypes and cultural differences.”
Click here for a taste of Shirley Q. Liquor’s unique view of the world.
Knipp, who is a former priest, R.N., EMT and politician, created the character on his home message machine in 1992.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum is located at 3201 Centenary Blvd. To reserve your ticket, call the theatre’s box office at (318) 868-5888 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.