'Dirty Barbie' world premiere in Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Denise Laughlin Stewart, originally from Mooresville, is a woman who loves stories—listening to them and telling them.
Her new one-woman show, “Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales,” will make its world premiere at Lee Street Theatre in Salisbury, March 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held in the black box theater at the Looking Glass Artist Collective at 405 N. Lee Street (corner of N. Lee and Kerr).
“Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales” is a storytelling show about the author’s strange southern childhood. With the help of her alter ego, Dirty Barbie, Denise puts the “fun” back in “dysfunctional” as she spins tales on scarlet fever, scotch over ice, and girls gone wild.
Stewart is a writer and actress. Recent roles have included “Dolly” in The Matchmaker, “Little Stone” in Eurydice at Live Arts Theatre and “Bathsheba” in the film Danger.Zombies.Run.
Denise has a graduate degree in playwriting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in theater from Catawba College.
Her plays have had productions with Offstage Theatre, World Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, and UVA. Catawba College produced her play, Green Shutters, in 1997 and she was named the first Peterson Emerging Playwright. She is the managing member of Wellness Charlottesville, LLC, and a columnist for Charlottesville Weekly.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $10, and students with IDs $5. For further information contact Robert Jones at: leestreettheatre@gmail.com.
For more about Denise Stewart, see Sunday’s Post.