One-Man Comedy MANish BOY With Ralph Harris (Dreamgirls)
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The last date listed for MANish BOY was Sunday August 25, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Written by Tony-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Once), Penelope is a blackly comic re-imagining of the story of Odysseus' wife. In The Odyssey, Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus, patiently awaited the return of her husband as suitors sought to marry her behind his back. In Walsh's clever and eloquent riff, brought to life in Rogue Machine Theatre's magnificently decrepit production, the suitors are clad in Speedos and camping out in an empty swimming pool under a scorching sun. Locked in a do-or-die competition for Penelope's hand, they'll do anything to win the prize and cheat death. First grabbing audiences with Disco Pigs, Walsh has gone on to win numerous awards, including an Obie and four Edinburgh Fringe First Awards, and wrote the screenplay for the Michael Fassbender film Hunger, which won the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights“Writer-Actor-Comedian Ralph Harris is a clever writer, and a very funny man. His eloquent and affectionate portrait of his feisty 94-year old grandfather is a comic gem, strongly rooted in reality.”_ —LA Weekly_
“Despite the comedy, the show is painfully real - a stinging commentary on the millions of neglected boys who grow up never knowing their dads.” _-Charlotte Observer_
“Comedian Harris knows how to make an audience laugh … But in MANish BOY, it’s his ability to make the audience relate to the neighborhood characters and friends that make those laughs much more memorable and side splitting.” —Gaston Gazette
Forced to reach back into his childhood memories, that door comes crashing open, revealing the fear he harbors about being a father. In MANish BOY he returns home to take a DNA test. His visit home brings back the good, the bad and the painful memories of his boyhood. Inspired by his favorite childhood place— his mom’s basement; Ralph effortlessly brings family members and childhood friends to life. In the basement he discovers that sometimes where you’re from, makes you who you are!