From my WTF folder, via WW theater critic Ben Waterhouse:
Portland scantily clad rapper/soulstress Lilla D'Mone IS
Portland coffeeshop singer/songwriter and all-around woman who rocks Beth Willis IS
Portland's Triangle Productions
is putting ice queens Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding "back in the spotlight" this February with Tonya/Nancy: The Rock Opera
. It's a play/musical/disgrace that apparently focuses not only on the skating lives and knee-smashing incident(s?!?!) of the two characters, but their off-the-rink scandals as well. After viewing the Tonya Harding sex tape (research!), the unnamed (we're assuming it's Triangle's Artistic Director Don Horn) blogger behind the official Tonya and Nancy blog says:
"Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and just this week, I watched the sex tape made by Tonya and Jeff on their wedding night. Tell me, how many others have seen it? And, what was all over her hand that she shows the camera at the end? THAT, MY FRIENDS IS THE MONEY SHOT! We will add some of this to the Tonya/Nancy: The Rock Opera show...guarenteed!"
Triangle didn't blow its load by dropping too many details on Tonya/Nancy, but we can only assume it'll be big on cheese and camp. It's unclear whether D'Mone or Willis have acted before, though they should certainly both be able to belt tunes out loud enough to reach the back row of Portland's (fitting, isn't it?) World Trade Center Theater.
Back in November, The Oregonian reported
that song titles included "'Whip Her Butt,' 'Watch Your Back' and 'When You Wake Up Sleeping in Your Car in Estacada.'" That last one sounds fucking epic.
More info as we get it.
Tonya and Nancy blog
The official Nancy Kerrigan Website
Image courtesy of Triangle Productions.