No, I am not trying to insult some of you by suggesting that Stonewall Jackson was really a woman or, more exotically, transgendered. It’s simply the title of playwright John Morogiello’s latest production, which will appear this summer in Pittsburgh. The story is as follows:
Set in the South, the farce is about a man named Paul (Robert Rokicki) from New York who visits the family of his debutante girlfriend, Nancy
(Seana Hollingsworth), for the first time. Nancy’s mother owns a confederate heritage museum where Paul accidentally breaks a priceless
statue of Stonewall Jackson. What follows is a series of cover ups, larger lies, misunderstandings and an exorcism on live television. “There are other colorful characters. Others have secrets. There are a lot of mishaps between all the couples, as well,” says Hollingsworth. In the end, Paul must make a decision between the woman he loves and his personal safety.
That’s pretty funny.