Don Reed's Latest Solo Show: The Kipling Hotel
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Between the heights of global fame and the deep trenches of total obscurity, there is a land of half-familiar faces, authentic talents and outrageous stories. Now Don Reed, the celebrated actor, playwright and warm-up comic for The Tonight Show, reveals all about this mysterious country in his all-new solo show, Semi-Famous: Hollywood Hell Tales from the Middle. From having a panic attack auditioning for Spike Lee to almost being shot by the Secret Service, Reed's stories are as outrageous as they are true. Get a glimpse of Hollywood -- that heartless, heartbreaking and (very occasionally) heartwarming city -- during this tour de force from Reed, a two-time NAACP Theatre Award nominee (Best Actor and Best Playwright). Learn More
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Featured review from Victoria GrantRed Velvet
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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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This man works hard for the money! The Kipling Hotel has laughs galore along with great insights and lovely moments of poignancy. The characters that populate Kipling are memorable and Don Reed's portraits' of them are MASTERFUL. Don Reed is a...continued
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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.