Take the Points, A One-Man Comedy About the Odds of Love
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The last date listed for Take the Points was Thursday April 5, 2007 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Lounge Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $25.00 - $30.00
- Our Price:
- $12.50 - $15.00
An African-American attorney with a successful career discovers she has an Iraqi half-sister she never knew about in award-winning playwright Wendy Graf's latest work. This hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures stars L.A Weekly and NAACP Award-winner Diarra Kilpatrick as up-and-coming corporate attorney Julie Dolan, whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she meets her half-sister Neyla. Neyla, a violinist, has fled Iraq to audition for Julliard, but Julie suspects there is more to her story. Graf's fresh spin on racial relations gives each of its characters their own voice and point of view as they navigate in a world that has become interconnected and multicultural on every level. Learn More
Take the Points is a comedy for anyone who has ever bet on anything. It breaks down the odds on relationships, and how they work—mostly, how they fail. As a relationship outsider, writer/performer Joe Mortimer questions their validity, and the ridiculousness of ceremony. He challenges destiny, fate, and true love, and tells why he would rather wager money on grown men who barely graduated college than risk the very real possibility of a broken heart.
This original one-man piece by comedian Joe Mortimer was created after a breakup. Originally from Philadelphia, Joe is a graduate of Temple University, and received his master's degree from West Virginia University. After graduating from WVU, he moved to New York, where he wrote and performed comedy all over town. His original sketch “The Phone Bill” was featured on HBO’s Sketch Pad. Recently he has written several television specs and is currently working on a feature. As a day job, he offers his voice to the wonderful world of TV commercials.
This production marks the world premiere of the show.