Dave Steakley has interviewed more than 200 bizarre Austinites for his new play titled Keepin It Weird, and one of the scenes included is a recreation of the now-infamous bongo bust.
Although the actor portraying McConaughey will be nude, Steakley says audiences wont see much because of strategically placed bongos. He jokes, It depends on those bongos.
But McConaughey isnt the only offbeat Austinite featured in the play. Theres also a scene devoted to a homeless transvestite named Leslie who always runs for mayor.
Steakley explains, He sports a thong, heels and a spangly top and writes anti-police stuff on his rear end.
Other scenes include Lance Armstrong riding around in biker shorts with the crotch padded beyond belief; a blabbermouth hairdresser telling true stories about George W. and Laura Bush; and a sequence where Janis Joplin dances with a giant chicken fried steak and a human-sized joint.
Keepin It Weird opens Oct. 1 at Austins Zachary Scott Theatre.
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