Nothing Like a Dame: Edna to Continue U.S. Tour of A Night with Dame Edna

News   Nothing Like a Dame: Edna to Continue U.S. Tour of A Night with Dame Edna Dame Edna Everage, the wacky, lovable creation of writer-actor Barry Humphries, has extended her latest tour, A Night with Dame Edna: The Family Tour.

Edna, beloved the world over, will bring her new show to the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN from Nov. 4-9, 2003, and then to the Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY Feb. 3-8, 2004. Other tour dates are pending.

Everage’s latest tour began Sept. 15 in Miami, FL, at the Jackie Gleason Theatre. About her newest show, creator Humphries told the Florida Sun Sentinel, "I keep adding and changing things. People ask if it's going to be the same show, and I say, 'How could it be?' I never remember what I do from one night to the next."

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.