Edna, beloved the world over, will bring her evening of laughter to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, Oct. 7-12. Other tour stops include Georgia’s Fox Theatre (Oct. 14-19), Maryland’s Morris A. Mechanic Theatre (Oct. 21-Nov. 2) and Indiana’s Murat Theatre (Nov. 4-9). In 2004 the Dame will grace Rhode Island’s Performing Arts Center (Jan. 20-25), Florida’s Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center (Jan. 27-Feb. 1), Kentucky’s Louisville Palace (Feb. 3-8) and three stops in Ohio: Columbus’ Palace Theatre (Feb. 10-15), Cleveland’s Playhouse Square (Feb. 17-29) and Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts (March 2 14).
Dubbed Australia's First Lady, Dame Edna is the invention of Humphries, a successful character actor in Europe and Australia as well as an esteemed landscape painter. Some of Humphries' theatrical credits include roles in Waiting for Godot, Oliver! and Maggie May, but his most successful outings have been as Dame Edna, a character he created in 1956. Humphries was given the Order of Australia in 1982 and was endowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University in Australia in 1994.
For more information about the inimitable Dame, go to www.dame- edna.com.
"The most wonderful thing in life is to fall in love with somebody and find out they have fallen in love with you. Well, possums, this miracle has happened to me! I have fallen in love with America, and it adores me back." So says Dame Edna, that international star who took Broadway by storm during the 2000 season with her Tony Award winning show, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.