Don Reed's Latest Solo Show: The Kipling Hotel
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This one-man show from Don Reed is a prequel to the actor-playwright-comedian's hilarious coming-of-age story East 14th, one of the longest-running solo shows in the Bay Area. In Can You Dig It? The '60s Back Down East 14th, Reed recounts his humble beginnings on East 14th Street just before his father headed off for the hustler's life in Oakland. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, MLK to JFK to the KKK, Reed explores the 1960s through the eyes of an awkward kid who's just trying to fit in. A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP double nominee for Best Actor and Best Playwright, Don Reed has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater, and is currently the warm-up comic for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Learn More
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This man is unbelievable talent and stength and art all in one being. I thought his first show could not be outdone. It hasn't been outdone. It has been added to and embellished and enhanced by the The Kipling Hotel.
Don's talent is in introducing us to his characters and making each of them so real to us that we want to meet them, have lunch with them and learn more about them - We want to be their friends. Even T has the makings of a good friend.
There is nothing more that I would want then for Don to become so famous with this work could be seen by everyone.
There is a story here that I would like my 13 year old stepson to see. I want him to have pride in his peopple; and in our sameness and our differencces.
I will see anything Don writes and produces and hope he carries on his tradition of telling stories with meaning for many years to come.
Go see this production as many times as you can before it is gone. I saw his first one 3 times and hope to see this one at least than many times. I learn more about life and people each time. YOYOYOYOYOYOYO! You have to go!
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Don Reed is the writer/director/playwright of one of the longest running solo shows in the Bay Area – his highly successful East 14th – which chronicles his hilarious and moving escape from a deeply religious upbringing to join his real father… whom he didn’t know was a pimp in the ‘70s. His new show, The Kipling Hotel, picks up where his ‘70s tome left off.
Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theatre. His work on an HBO special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of the right people and led to many recurring and guest starring roles on television. Don has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, The Flintstones, ER, Frasier, Friends, Scrubs, Will & Grace, Law & Order and SNL. He has written promos for The Golden Globes, The Academy Awards and the Olympics. Additionally, he has written and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule and Maverick Filmworks. Don is also the opening act/warm up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and just closed a deal for a new FOX television comedy.
The show runs 110 minutes, with one intermission, and is recommended for those ages 17 and older. No infants will be admitted.