Foul-mouthed and famous for steering countless Hollywood careers, Sue Mengers’ personality is so compelling, it’s the only one needed for this one-woman play. The A-list agent invites viewers into her home (don’t mind if she indulges in a drink and a toke), where the scoop on Hollywood insiders unfolds during one witty monologue. The unlikely female tycoon, who is played by local comedic actress Betsy Puckett, built her success through the ’70s by ascribing value to others. But a recent firing by friend and top client Barbra Streisand has subverted Mengers’ reign. “On this evening,” reads a press release, “Sue is forced to face the inevitable truth: Shattering the showbiz glass ceiling might just get you cut.” Upcoming performances run May 13-22 at 35below. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $15. ashevilletheatre.org. Photo by Karri Brantley Photography
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