*LOS ANGELES,CA – LA radio personality and actress Tammi Mac launched her first one-woman show, Bag Lady, to sold-out audiences at Stage 52 Playhouse on Saturday, May 3.
Written by and starring Mac, “Bag Lady” exposes the baggage of a woman weighed down heavily by her choices in men.
Award-winning Director Iona Morris, helms the production; guiding Mac in this soul-bearing exploration.
We witness the Bag Lady accumulate a bag full of issues that include, the drug game, baby mama drama, a groupie lifestyle and attempted murder.
“I DIDN’T CARE THAT JEROME HAD OTHER WOMEN!” is one of many proclamations bellowed by Mac as the Bag Lady. She even recalls a life-changing encounter with a popular hip-hop group in the nineties. Presented in a series of vignettes, Mac takes the audience on her emotional journey through dysfunctional relationships based on personal experiences as well as those of friends. She adds, “Every woman faces heartbreak from a relationship. Not every woman faces the heartbreak she brings on herself. The play is less about bad men and more about bad decisions and being accountable for the choices that put you in volatile situations. It’s what we think of ourselves.”
Opening night was hosted by acclaimed actress, Vanessa Bell Calloway. Celebrities, entertainment legends and Hollywood insiders that also attended the sold-out shows included: Stevie Wonder, Loretta Devine, Freda Payne, Judy Pace, Don. B. Welch, Dawnn Lewis, Phil Morris, Ebony Steele, Aida Rodriguez, Luenell and more.
A formally trained actress with a Master of Fine Artsin Theatre, Mac has also trained with the infamous improv school, The Groundlings. She co-starred in the award-winning production of The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson. She has also starred in Don B. Welch’s, Idella’s Soul Shack, The Divorce, The Bachelorette Party; and made notable appearances Brandi Burk’s Men Cry Too and Reap What You Sow. She made her television debut on the hit drama “Strong Medicine,” with a stirring performance as a heroine addicted patient. A commentator on VH1, audiences see her regularly on the network’s The 40 Greatest R&B Songs of the Nineties and The 100 Sexiest Artists. She has also served as a guest host on the nationally syndicated talk show, The Gossip Queens. Mac can be seen in the films The Divorce, 24 Hour Love and numerous short films and indie productions. She co-hosts Mac and Amiche, the #1 urban radio showin Los Angeles (afternoons from 4-8pm), on 102.3 KJLH.She is also executive producer of the hugely successful Mac’s Minute Microphone Mixer,an industry showcase that spotlights up and coming actors.
Bag Lady will be playing at Stage 52Theatre in Los Angeles until May 11, 2014. For more information on Bag Lady visit www.tammimac.com.