Fun Travel Stories Abound in Jeff Greenwald's Strange Travel Suggestions
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With her 10th solo play, the incomparable Marga Gomez --winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best Comedian designation, L.A.'s Ovation Award and a New York Drama Desk Award nomination -- proves again that few can so effectively pack as many characters into a solo show as this talented actor. The author and performer of works like Long Island Iced Latina and Los Big Names, Gomez now presents Lovebirds, a riveting portrait of incurable romantics chasing their hearts' diverse desires -- including a macho maitre d' who's in love with a tone-deaf singer, and Polaroid Phillie, the nightclub photographer who documents it all. Gomez has amused and amazed audiences on both coasts with her richly imagined characters and hilarious insights, all of which are on full display in Lovebirds. Learn More
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Jeff has an incredible memory and talent for making you feel as you lived through his stories, with him! He connects with the audience and is a wonderful story teller and reminder of why travel is so critical to our well being and to our personal development. A MUST SEE! (at least once...he show is different every time!)
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Greenwald is a master storyteller with an encyclopedic memory for names,places, details of far ranging travels. He engaged the audience, had topical tidbits to start the show and relax the 3 audience participants who spun the wheel to choose the...continued
“Peculiar travel suggestions,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote in_ Cats Cradle_, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those unpredictable discoveries and encounters that make world travel so illuminating. Oakland-based Jeff Greenwald — best known for his best-selling books, including _Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World and now Snake Lake_ — brings the hand of destiny to this work: an improvised monologue inspired by the joys of wanderlust. Audience members step onstage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. ’Round and ’round it spins, and where it stops, the story begins….
Jeff Greenwald has visited six continents, working as a writer, performer, and photographer. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Salon, and many other publications. He also serves as Executive Director of Ethical Traveler (www.ethicaltraveler.org), a global alliance dedicated to human rights, environmental protection and the ambassadorial potential of world travel. Jeff’s new book, Snake Lake — set in Kathmandu during the “People Power” revolution of 1990 — was released in November 2010 by Counterpoint Press.