Ticket feature: ‘Queen of Bingo’ being performed in Clovis

Shane Partlow, left, and Rowan Joseph play sisters Sis and Babe in “The Queen of Bingo.” Courtesy photo

CMI staff

Clovis Community College is offering a game of bingo, a night of laughs and a chance for a frozen turkey.

“The Queen of Bingo,” scheduled Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, follows two men playing sisters in the world of over-50 bingo.

Hailed as witty and outrageous stage comedy that follows in the style of the Carol Burnett Show, The “Queen of Bingo” gives a bird’s-eye view of life for two sisters “on the other side of 50” and the things that matter to them, including their pursuit of a little excitement through Bingo.

Dubbed “the play you play along with,” the audience joins sisters Sis and Babe as they deal with family relationships, dieting, widowhood, hot flashes and a real-life bingo game for the audience with a frozen turkey as a prize.

Cast as “Sis,” Shane Partlow has starred in the off-Broadway comedy for two seasons. Partlow has appeared in numerous productions, including “Superzeros” and “The Sunshine Boys” and cohosted Shane and Rowan’s Late Nite Sideshow at the ACME Comedy Theatre. His credits include appearances on “Will and Grace,” “Gilmore Girls” and “iCarly,” feature roles in the films “Beauty Queen Butcher,” “Princess Diaries 2” and “Georgia Rule,” and numerous TV commercials.

Playing the role of “Babe,” Rowan Joseph has worked with eight Academy Award-winning best actors and has off-Broadway credits in “The Time of Your Life,” “Children of the Sun” and others. He co-starred in Shane & Rowan’s Late Nite Sideshow at the Acme Comedy Theatre and has appeared as a guest star in “Gilmore Girls,” “Arrest and Trial” and “Boston Legal,” with roles in the movies “Raising Helen” and “Princess Diaries 2.”