Theatre B Executive Director Carrie Wintersteen Stars in One Woman Show “I Will Not Go Gently”

Like any nonprofit executive director, Theatre B’s Carrie Wintersteen wears a lot of hats.

But in Theatre B’s second production of the season, Carrie wears a lot of wigs as she stars in “I Will Not Go Gently,” a one woman show about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll — and menopause.

“I Will Not Go Gently” opens at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14¬†at Theatre B’s new venue in Moorhead.

The show follows 1980s British rock star Sierra Mist (no, NOT like the soda!), her podcasting fan Abby and a mix of other women asking the same question: “Am I old? And if I am, can I still be cool?”

“It’s ultimately a fast-paced romp through enlightened self-discovery, with a rowdy soundtrack of punk rock hits like ‘Jack in My Box’ and ‘Stubble’ to poke fun at pop culture and establishment expectations,” Theatre B says in a press release.

1980s rock star Sierra Mist, making her way through an interview with a journalist who had the audacity to ask, “How are you still relevant?”

Carrie says tackling a one-woman show is a different kind of challenge.

“It’s not that I haven’t played multiple characters, but it’s been a while since I’ve done it in a sketch comedy sort of structure,” she says. “I also haven’t sung in a long time — and rock ‘n roll is completely different than show tunes or choir. It’s wild.”

When 47 year old Abby can’t sleep, she podcasts — sometimes about the struggles of getting older, sometimes about her favorite rock star Sierra Mist.

The show’s transitions are laced with music by Sierra Mist (aka Carrie). Theatre B also worked with video company Chamber 6 Media to create Sierra Mist’s “Y2K” video that sank her career — and it’s hilariously bad. The video alone is something you won’t want to miss — but Carrie’s seamless transitions from character to character and overall performance are pretty out of this world, too. Get your tickets NOW!

Theatre B performs “I Will Not Go Gently” Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. December 14 – 30, with 2 p.m. matinees December 17 and 24. To purchase tickets or get more information on Theatre B, visit theatreb.org.

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