Yes, Mary’s first role in “legitimate” theatre was playing the very illegitimate role of Vixen Fox- porn star!
Written by Elaine May and directed by Stanley Donen, Adult Entertainment started previews in New York City at the Variety Arts Theatre on November 16th, 2002, and ran until April 13th, 2003. The New York Post called it the “COMEDY OF THE YEAR!”
The cast (in alphabetical order): Danny Aielllo, Jeannie Berlin, Mary Birdsong, Brandon Demery, Rick Elice, and Linda Halaska. The awesome understudies were Jen Cooper Davis, Reese Madigan and Alfred Karl.
Elysa Gardner (USA Today):
“Mary Birdsong’s pert Vixen could be Shania Twain’s sharper, more salacious kid sister.”
John Rowell (ShowBusiness Weekly):
“Mary Birdsong shades in darker colors as the slightly surly, but equally funny Vixen Fox.”