Kirk Douglas Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere of Palomino: One-Man Show by David Cale
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The last date listed for Palomino was Sunday June 6, 2010 / 6:30pm (Closing Night).
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Having not seen Cale perform since the 1980's when we were both in our early 30s, I had some trepidation about how his style of one-man show would continue to compel 25 years later. OMG! SO SMART, SO TALENTED, SO COMPELLING. Please ignore the reviews of folks who expect to be spoon-fed info. This brilliant (yes, and that's a word I almost never use) work is for people who want to be engaged, enjoy thinking, love to laugh and have no trouble laughing and crying at almost the same time. Anyone interested in HUMANITY with a focus on how human beings love one another, survive loss, triumph over adverse beginnings (or let them reign), choose between a shallow existence or a deeply engaged and meaningful life, bare their bodies and/or their souls -- ANYONE WITH A HEART will recognize him or herself in the characters and DELIGHT IN THE PERCEPTIVE REVELATION of our most human aspirations and frailties. BRAVO, DAVID CALE!!! Please keep doing what ONLY YOU do so uniquely well and please don't wait another quarter-century to bring yourself and the characters you lay bare so perceptively back to LA. If this sounds like a love letter, that's because it is. If you love theater and love life and love another human being -- GO NOW before he's gone again.
Quotes & Highlights
- "David Cale... is a spellbinder. Fascinating as he is to watch, and exquisite as his verbal imagery can be, it is Cale's gifts as a storyteller that hold an audience rapt." --San Francisco Chronicle
- Free covered parking at Culver City City Hall, after 6pm on weeknights and all day on weekends. (Enter on Duquesne Avenue.)
- Patrons attending the 1:00pm performance on Sunday, May 16 are invited to the Lounge for a complimentary wine tasting sponsored by BottleRock after the performance.
Virtuosic writer-performer David Cale will bring his latest work to the Kirk Douglas Theatre. In Palomino, he portrays seven people in a sensuous tale that follows Irishman Kieren McGrath, a beautiful, literate and mysterious Central Park carriage driver. Kieren dreams of writing a book, and when the opportunity to become an escort to rich, lonely women in New York presents itself, he's found his subject. Or has he?
Cale is best known for his solo works A Likely Story, Deep in a Dream of You, Smooch Music, The Redthroats (which was presented by CTG in the 1988 Taper, Too season), and the Obie Award-winning Lillian. His monologues have been featured on Public Radio's This American Life and NPR's The Next Big Thing. As a lyricist, his words have been sung by Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry and the Jazz Passengers. As an actor he performed on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and most recently starred in the off-Broadway production of Mouth to Mouth at The New Group. He has appeared in films including Two Lovers, Pollock and most notably, playing the homeless drifter Studebaker in The Slaughter Rule, opposite David Morse and Ryan Gosling.