Ed Asner Stars in FDR, the Acclaimed Solo Show
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The ballet goes burlesque! Written by Mark-Brian Sonna, A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker finds the ladies of a local book club in dire need of cash. To that end, the club decides to stage Tchaikovsky's famous ballet as a fundraiser. But thanks to a disastrous piña colada casserole at a pre-show party, the hired cast of ballet dancers falls ill and the ladies are forced to re-cast the show with members of a stranded burlesque troupe that happens to be stuck in town. The ensuing performance by the Velvet Kittens might not feature any nudity, but it does contain a festive string of sexual puns, adult language and bump-and-grind dance numbers. The production is recommended for mature audiences in the mood for a seasonal send-up. Learn More
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Featured review from Anne
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After seeing Ed Asner's one-person play, I didn't know any more about FDR the man than beforehand. The script was an iteration of political friends and foes, but where was the motivation that led to Social Security, the CCC, or other plans to deal with the Great Depression? Where was the torment over his love affair? Where was any emotion other than bombastic one-liners? Asner went for the laugh lines at the expense of becoming the real FDR. When we told a friend how awful the play was, she asked if it were the script or the acting. It was both.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Ed Asner, 81, not only is Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- he is also the show’s director, looking properly presidential, filled with the passion and perseverance which made FDR such a grand and powerful president." --Pasadena Independent
FDR explores the life of one of America’s best-loved presidents and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II. Ed Asner, recipient of seven Emmy Awards (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant) and 16 nominations, five Golden Globe Awards, and member of the TV Academy Hall of Fame, stars in the solo performance drama, based upon Dore Schary’s Sunrise at Campobello, which ran for 70 weeks on Broadway.
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