THE PINK UNICORN
BY ELISE FORIER EDIE
November 1-17, 2018
OR CALL 720-583-3975
Director Susan Lyles
Starring Missy Moore
The Pink Unicorn is an award-winning solo theatre piece, which tells the story of a Christian widow, living in a conservative Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenaged daughter announces she is “gender queer” and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
“Extraordinary...The Pink Unicorn need(s) to be on Broadway, in the West End, touring the world with the powerful message of this brilliantly wise and inspiring work”
(NY Theater Now)
“…any outline of the story in a short review can’t possibly give you the richness and depth of Edie’s play…5 stars.” (The Edmonton Sun)
“…very funny…sharp and poetic. Edie’s knack for vivid description creates a fully realized world…” (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)
“…a wonderfully real, fleshed out story of mother’s journey from horror to bewilderment to empowerment…(a) smart and beautifully realized play.” (Talkin’ Broadway Regional Reviews/Minneapolis-St Paul)
ELISE FORIER EDIe
Elise Forier Edie is an author, screenwriter and playwright based in Los Angeles. Her award-winning scripts have been performed throughout the US and Canada, in big cities, and in small towns, and everywhere in between. Her newest play, "John Henry," written for children and families about the first African American folk hero, will premiere this February at The Growing Stage in New Jersey. Her short comedy film, "The Mingle," was recently an official selection for the San Jose International Film Festival. When she's not writing, Elise likes to make quilts and soup. You can learn more about her at her website,
Susan Lyles has a BA from Wichita State University, and received certification from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Shakespeare. She has worked on stage in London, Chicago and Denver and has also worked in film, commercials, print, industrial's, and voice over. Susan is the founder and Artistic Producing Director of And Toto too Theatre Company, and has directed more than 20 plays, including the award winning Naked in Encino, Car Talk, and Heads. She has designed costumes for more than 50 plays, including Lion in Winter (Denver Victorian Playhouse), 12th Night (Denver Victorian Playhouse), and Greater Tuna and Christmas Tuna (Denver Victorian Playhouse, Town Hall Arts Center). Susan is also producer for the award winning film production company Ruff, Ruff, Dog Productions.
Missy is thrilled to be making her Toto too Theatre Company debut and tackling her first one-woman show. Thank you Susan
for this incredible opportunity and choosing to give voice to this beautiful show. Recent acting credits include William Hawkins in Men on Boats (The Catamounts), Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor (Miner’s Alley Playhouse), Jess
in Ugly Lies the Bone (Lake Dillon Theatre Company) and Daphna in Bad Jews (The Edge Theatre Company). Some of Missy’s favorite roles include Catherine in Proof (Theatre Aspen), Justine in The Love List (Avenue
Theater/Town Hall Arts Center), Karen in August: Osage County (Abster Productions), Myrtle Mae in Harvey (Arvada Center), Myra/Myrna in The Mineola Twins (Thunder River Theatre Company), Bianca in The Taming (The Catamounts) and Arlene in Getting Out (The Edge Theatre Company)
– 2016 Henry Award Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Keep your eyes peeled for Missy’s next project Life Sucks at The Aurora Fox. She would like to extend her love and gratitude to her family and friends for their continuous love and support!!