Originally, Corabeth was only supposed to be in one episode. But since Ms. Edwards is such a wonderful actress, they re-shot the entire episode and kept her as a regular!
Roles in Television:
Designing Women: Played Charlene's mother (Ione) in "Nashville Bound" and "Hurry Up and Marry Me Bill"
The Torkelsons: Played Bootsie in "For Love or Money," "The Cotillion," "A Kiss is Still A Kiss," and "Men Don't Leave"
Dallas: Played Lydia, a psychic
Murder She Wrote: Sylvia McMasters in "Snow White, Blood Red"
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Talur in "Thine Own Self"
Boone: Aunt Dolly
Sara: Helen Newcomb
Just in Time
Paper Moon: "Miracle Woman"
Driving Miss Daisy: Dallas and Bucks County Playhouse (image from the latter)
Steel Magnolias: 9/16/88 at the Pasadena (CA) Playhouse
Movies and TV Movies:
8 Seconds: Carolyn Kyle
The Dead Pool: Molly Fisher
Nobody's Fool: Bingo
Five Days From Home: Marian
All the Way Home: Sally
Sweet Bird of Youth: Aunt Nonnie
When Everyday Was Fourth of July: Mrs. Narjarian
The actors are kept busy with lightning-fast costume changes as they bring to life multiple characters, including a grocery clerk, a visionary, a Las Vegas showgirl and a pair of hitchhikers. Some of the characters are hilarious, such as the aging couple who travel around exhibiting the commode Elvis used at their gas station sometime in the 1970s. Some are just plain bizarreŚlike one fellow who's convinced that dentists are conspiring with the US government to place spy devices in tooth fillings, and that Elvis is speaking to him in code through a form letter. Best of all are the moments that bring tears to your eyes: a fragile flower child whose delusions are alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, a fragile waitress with a sick child Elvis helped, and a spinster piano teacher who escapes into fantasies of Elvis being her man.
Between scenes the character of "The King" re-creates 16 hit songs, including "Jailhouse Rock," "Burning Love" and "Love Me Tender," with a live, onstage band. The showstopping finale features Elvis serenading with a medley including "Dixie," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "How Great Thou Art" and "America." For this number The King appears in the now-famous white-sequined jumpsuit with cape.
If you are a die-hard Elvis Presley fan or if you've always wondered exactly what people see in his music, this is the show for you. Even if you've never considered yourself a devotee, you might very well come away with a heightened appreciation for Mr. Presley and a more sympathetic image of those who go to great lengths in their adoration for The King.
Here is what some newspapers say about the play:
"For Edwards and Crowe seem to have a genuine fondness for these folks they've created -- no matter how outlandish the characters might get, there's not a bit of mean-spirited mockery anywhere. It's hard to shake the impression that the King of Rock and roll has returned to life." -- Little Rock Free Press