Chickasawian-turned-Chicagoan-turned-Mobilian Steve Evans entertained a chilly gathering at the OK Bike Shop during the January LoDa Artwalk. In a turnabout, he’s moving his next show about performance al fresco to the indoors.
Evans will perform his original work “My Life with the Shawnee” at Bernheim Hall in the Ben May Main Branch of the Mobile Public Library on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Entrance is free.
The comedic act was inspired by Evans’ experiences working on outdoor historic dramas across America. Travails such as working next to a skunk-infested forest or being suspected of attempting a midnight breach of a state prison provided the fodder.
After working in Mobile theatre from 1977 to 2002, Evans relocated to Chicago and acted with Strawdog Theatre, Open Eye Productions and Charles Grippo Productions. He also studied at Second City and the Mary-Arrchie Theatre where he performed in a production of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” which received a Joe Jefferson nomination for Best Ensemble. He also wrote and produced shows for the Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival.
The current production is sponsored by the South of the Salt Line Theatre and the Mobile Public Library.