Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tonya And Nancy- The Rock Opera

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's most famous bad girl may be finally embracing her own legend.

"Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera" opened in Portland Feb. 21st -- and Tonya Harding herself was in the audience.

After the show, Tonya said "Wow. Did my life really look that bad?" She added the actors did a "really great job."

In 1994, the Portland-born skater Harding was competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. That's when a club-wielding assailant hit competitor Nancy Kerrigan in the knee, forcing her out of the competition.

The rock opera follows Harding and Kerrigan through their careers from before and since the infamous knee-whacking. Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, was accused of hatching the original plan.

For her part, Harding was banned from U.S. Figure Skating Association competitions for life.

The show runs through March 9th.

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