Move over, Carrie, here comes Mandy. She's a twisted teen on a deadly quest for popularity in Jeff Ham's Mandy's Yearbook, playing June 6-July 13 at Los Angeles' MET Theatre. Ham also directs the world premiere black comedy.
In Mandy's Yearbook, kids and faculty keep dying at the inappropriately named Lazarus High School, victims to what seems to be mad Mandy's personal vendetta. All this awkward young girl wants is to be a cheerleader, lead in the school play, Prom Queen and the deflowered girlfriend of the most popular boy at school, but that's not an easy task for someone ostracized ever since she put pig fetuses in the teacher's lounge vending machine and starting lighting fires in the high school basement. As graduation nears, Mandy's going to get everyone to sign her yearbook — or else. Ham's other works include Faith After Dark and Action Heroes.
Film Pigs member Shannon Hillary stars as Mandy. Also in the cast are Leesa Beck, Noah Blake, John Ross Clark, Joe Corrigan, Claire Dunlap, Jeffrey Gorman, Daryl Hury, Shannon McNally and Dawn Worrall.
Tickets are $20. The MET Theatre is located at 1089 North Oxford Avenue in Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 957-1152. The MET Theatre is located at http://www.theMETtheatre.com.
– By Christine Ehren