M-I-C, K-E-E, F-A-U-S-T!
I discovered Mickee Faust some years back when I attended a cabaret at (if memory serves), the old Tommy’s Club on Tennessee Street.Â I’ve been a fan ever since.Â Faust is a group of talented folk who put on several cabaret’s each year.Â Their work is always entertaining and frequently amazing.Â The name, Mickee Faust, refers to the character of a slightly obscene sewer rat who might be related a better known rodent.
The character of Mickee is played by the brilliant Terry Galloway, leader of the Faustateers.Â She’s a tallented writer, producer and actor, and Tallahassee is lucky to have her living and working in our midst.
One of the more wonderful aspects of Faust is it’s openness and inclusiveness.Â Â The company includes folks with what some folks would call disabilities, from different orientations and from lots of different walks-o-life.Â Attending a Faust production will make you think, perhaps make you cry a bit, but will certainly make you laugh.
Mickee Faust has come a long way since those early days in borrowed space.Â These days, their productions are held in their own “Club House”, located in Railroad Square.Â There is a lovely yard behind the theater and prior to performances, there’s an opportunity to have a beverage, visit with friends and remember how wonderful it is to live here.
The next Cabret starts this very Friday and runs for the next three weekends.Â It’s titled “Vote Vermin!” and while I haven’t seen the show yet, you can probably guess it will have a political focus.Â Check out the Faust web site for times and box office information.