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Student Production presents a comic twist to the Bible with “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told”


November 20, 2002

WHAT: Student Production in the Herberger College of Fine Arts at ASU presents “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a hilarious play by comedian Paul Rudnik that retells the story of the Bible from a comedic gay perspective.

In “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” Rudnik questions the very core of religious standards from a gay perspective. The story follows the journey of the first people ever created...not Adam and Eve, but Adam and Steve. As Adam and Steve look to try to understand their relationship to each other, they must also find out where they fit in the grander scheme.


This dynamic duo quickly becomes a fabulous foursome when their lesbian counterparts, Jane and Mabel, join them. Together they trek from the Garden of Eden, to Egypt, to Greenwich Village to answer the age-old question: Does God Exist?

ASU Theatre student Justin Dero directs.

Student Production is a student-driven organization within the Department of Theatre that is committed to providing opportunity, resources and support to ASU students who are ready for the challenge of bringing their artistic vision to life.

WHEN: December 8-10, 2002, at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Student Laboratory Theatre at the Prism, 851 E. Tyler Street in the Ritter Building on the ASU campus (northwest corner of Terrace and Rural, just south of University Drive). 
TICKETS: $3 available at the door only.
INFORMATION, TICKETS: Call 480-727-7877 or e-mail: student_production@hotmail.com

With “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” playwright and comedian Paul Rudnik has again created a hilarious and touching piece that examines gay themes in a style that can only be described as fabulous. Rudnik’s unique comic writing style has gained much notice through well-known pieces as “Jeffrey,” “I Hate Hamlet,” and “In and Out.” Though touching on important themes such as gay rights, religion, and AIDS, Paul Rudnik is still able to have fun with crazy story lines and comedic dialogue.

Director Justin Dero is no stranger to the theatre or to pieces such as “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.” He has directed such pieces as “The Buddy Holly Tragedy,” “Hidden in this Picture” and “Brave Hearts.” This show, however, “is my most ambitious project to date, as well as the one I am most passionate about,” says Dero.

Dero is involved in all types of theatre aspects and was the recipient of the 2000-2001 AriZoni award for makeup design.

“The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” is the last Student Production show of the fall season. Student Production enjoyed much success this season with plays such as the one-man show “Cancer Man,” “Way Down South,” “No Exit” and “Antígona Furiosa.”

Student Production looks forward to a brand new spring season beginning in 2003, and thanks everyone who supported the plays this season.

Media Contact:
Megan Krause
480-965-8795
megan.krause@asu.edu