‘Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay!’ onstage at O. Henry’s, May 20

Press release:

Come laugh your socks off. Goodness knows, we all need those laughs right now.

After four books and countless magazine columns, award-winning author and humorist Fay Jacobs is touring with a hilarious and moving oral memoir. The performance, called Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay is based on Jacobs’ four published memoirs. It combines some of her funniest and most entertaining stories with a personal narrative covering relatable relationship tales, the indignities of aging and the long march towards LGBT equality.

Fay will be on stage in Asheville for one performance only on Saturday night May 20 at O.Henry’s 237 Haywood Street in Asheville.

The show begins at 8 pm (doors open at 7) and tickets are $20 at the door. The show will benefit the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary.

After dozens of performances up and down the East Coast, the show has caused quite a buzz. Jacobs has had standing ovations for her shows in a Women’s Week in Provincetown, aboard an Olivia cruise, at the famed Duplex Cabaret on Christopher Street in NYC and so many more.

Critics have been enchanted by her laugh-out-loud evening of story-telling, dubbing her “the last comic sitting.”

“Fay Jacobs is a treasure – a combination of Mark Twain, Lily Tomlin, Gertrude Stein, and Laurel and Hardy all wrapped up in one fine writer and humorist. We need a lot of Fay Jacobs around!” Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50

“Fay gives us an intelligent, hysterically funny and occasionally poignant look at how we live today, with hopes for tomorrow. Recommended for everyone, male or female, gay or straight.” — Echo Magazine

“She makes you laugh and she makes you think – and then you laugh again, and again and again.” – Comic Jennie McNulty

Come along for the ride as Fay and her wife Bonnie share life in one boat, two condos, two houses, and an RV, loving a succession of Schnauzers, and being domestic partnered, civil unioned and married. From zip lines to skunk sprays, lesbian invisibility to marriage equality, join Fay Jacobs for the journey.

Tickets at the door. For more information check out www.fayjacobs.com. Or O’Henrys at 828-254-1891.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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