Friday, Jan 31, 2014 8:00 PM PST
Feinstein's at The Nikko, San Francisco, CA
** There is a $20 Food and Beverage minimum per person in the showroom**
Do gay men become their mothers? That is the question asked in Leslie Jordan’s hilarious and touching new romp, Fruit Fly. A tribute to motherhood, Jordan travels back in time using show-and-tell to take audiences on the ride of a lifetime, sharing hysterical
stories about growing-up as a flamboyant, doll-loving boy in the South. From the day a teenage Leslie sits down with his caring but clueless mother to inform her that he has decided to forego college to become a female impersonator, all the way to a gay Alaskan cruise with 2,000 gay men on which a 53 year-old Leslie witnesses his aging mother’s
astounding metamorphosis, Jordan’s storytelling skills make for an evening of fun and thought-provoking theater.
In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said “hello” to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene.
In 2006, Jordan won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in aComedy Series” for his delicious portrayal of “Beverley Leslie” on the hit series “Will and Grace.” Most recently, Jordan has been seen in the hit FX series, “American Horror Story: Coven.” Television
audiences will also remember him for his recurring roles on “Raising Hope,” “The Neighbors,” “Privileged,” “Ugly Betty,” “Boston Legal,” and “Reba.”
Feature film audiences will recognize Jordan as Emma Stone’s newspaper editor in the Academy Award winning film, “The Help.” Other film roles include “Brother Boy” in Del
Shores’ adaptation of his play “Sordid Lives’” with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges – a role he is reprising in the television series based on the play and film for the cable network Logo – as well as “Love Ranch” with Helen Mirren. Jordan will next be seen in the upcoming feature film “Southern Baptist Sissies,” based on Del Shores’ hit play.
On stage, Jordan won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of “Preston Leroy,” the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies.
Jordan has enjoyed considerable success as a writer. His book “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet” for Simon and Schuster is currently in bookstores. Material from the book formed the basis of a 90-minute one-man show, which had a successful 45 city book signing/performance tour in 2008. A DVD of the show shot during performances in Atlanta is currently available.