Ann Randolph's Loveland: Award-Winning Solo Performer in Funny New Show
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The last date listed for Ann Randolph's Loveland was Saturday March 26, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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Don Reed's East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player returns to The Marsh Berkeley. This hilarious and poignant solo show tells the autobiographical story of Reed's boyhood in 1970s Oakland. He grew up torn between his strict, churchgoing mother's upbringing and his admiration for his enigmatic father -- who happened to be a pimp. An off-Broadway hit, East 14th was nominated for two 2008 NAACP Theatre Awards. Reed has performed, written and directed in film, television and theater across the country and was the longtime opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Brenda KahnRed Velvet
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I have seen this show twice now this fall (2010), and it is brilliant, and Ann Randolph is a comedic genius. Run, don't walk to get your tickets. It's one of the best theater experiences I've had in a while -- so memorable. Both times, members of the audience (including people in my party) were tearful at the end. I don't want to spoil the plot, but it really hits home on many levels. We needed to go out afterward to debrief, compare notes, etc. And how great that it's in Berkeley, close to many restaurants. If you have discerning theater goers on your holiday list, get them tickets. There was some discussion as to whether it's more of a woman's experience, but I think it has major appeal for both sexes, especially for evolved men. I want to get my husband tickets before the run is over.
Quotes & Highlights
Loveland’s run at the Marsh in San Francisco received great reviews from Goldstar’s members.
“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry… Randolph mines new depths of hilarity.” —”_San Francisco Chronicle":http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/01/11/DDUB1BE0CL.DTL
“Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed, Randolph is a rare caliber of solo performer…a first-class ride.” —SF Bay Guardian _
“Irreverent, hilarious and deeply human… It’s a no-brainer. Ann Randolph is a comic genius… and not just any sort of hide-your-light-behind-a-bush kind a genius, but a hardworking, dare-to-put-it-out-there kind of genius.” -_San Francisco Bay Times _
“The kind of breakthrough dramatic experience one yearns for but rarely gets in modern theatre.” -MyCulturalLandscape.com
Join Randolph as she takes us on the irreverent, hilarious and deeply human journey of Franny Potts. Facing up to the greatest loss of her life while flying from LA to Ohio surrounded by strangers, Franny stumbles her way from awkward confusion through the mystery, tragedy and beauty that unite all us.
A stunning performer, Mel Brooks compares Randolph to the late Gilda Radner for her audacious humor, her generosity and her ability to take us from tears to laughter in the same minute. Randolph’s previous solo show, “Squeeze Box,” was the Winner of LA Weekly’s “Best Solo Show” and the Los Angeles Times Ovation Award for “Best Solo Performer.”
(Photo credit: Leland Auslender.)