“That experience of being raised in a pretty conservative Christian family could really warp a person’s sense of reality,” explains Deley. “As an adult, I’m just trying to poke fun at stuff so that it doesn’t have so much power.” And she does this by playing ten characters, as well as showing spoof commercials for products like a No Sins Too Small Stoning Kit.
Using humor, Deley works through her anger and sadness about the distance that religion created with the rest of her family, and she hopes to help others who were raised in similar situations. “There are all these estranged families out there because of religious differences,” she says. “If my show in any way can make some of those estranged people feel supported or feel not alone, then I’ll feel like I’ve done something worthwhile.”
Deley’s one-woman show, which is intended for a seventeen-and-up audience, plays at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, and available at the door or online at jlybhm-denver-2013-01-26.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.jesuslovesyoushow.com.
Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., 2013