Streep Tease: Meryl Streep Monologues Performed by an All-Male Cast
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“Streep’s chameleon-like quality and facility for dialect have largely defied parody. Until now. Streep Tease, now playing to turn-away crowds at the Bang Comedy Theater has obviously struck a chord in the universal camp consciousness…Hilarious!” -The Los Angeles Times
“A comedy tribute phenomenon.” —stagescenela.com
“Fun and entertaining.” —Frontiers L.A.
“Streep Tease is a gem of a show” -broadwayworld.com
“Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” —_L.A. Weekly __ _
– Since debuting a little more than a year ago, Streep Tease: An Evening of Meryl Streep Monologues performed by an All-Male Cast has won critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, the _LA Weekly _and Daily Variety.
A celebratory, wicked, yet loving satire of scenes from the most unforgettable movies from one of our greatest contemporary actresses, Streep Tease resumes an open ended run featuring new material and new cast members. Co-Executive Produced by Kenneth Hartung and directed by Ezra Weisz, the show is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors and special guests.
Meryl Streep’s prodigious body of film work serves as the inspiration and fascination for Streep Tease, an all-male cast’s re-interpretation of some of the revered actresses’ most iconic scenes. Included are monologues from the comedies The Devil Wears Prada, Out of Africa and Silkwood, in addition to new material from The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Doubt, and The Still of the Night, among others.
Though drawn from the dramatic and comedic ‘Canon of Cinema Streep,’ all of the scenes evolve into a hilarious, outlandish, kooky and sometimes campy romp through Streep’s film repertoire. ”I just can’t wait to see Streep’s upcoming film in which she will portray Britain’s former Prime Minister, ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher," says creator/producer Roy Cruz. " I could build a whole show around that one!”
Creator/Producer Roy Cruz, born and raised in the Philippines, is a stand up comedian/actor. Among his recent work in television and film: Keisha Vs. Geisha, a short film he wrote and produced that screened at the Slamdance Film Festival; and his comedy performance on Wisecrack, a Logo TV show. He has headlined at the Maui Cultural Center, Lake Tahoe Winterfest, Salt Lake City’s Comedy 101 and at the Outlaugh GLBT Comedy Festvial in 05, 06 and 09. He performs regularly around Los Angeles and its environs. His essay “Janeane’s Garofalo’s Greasy Hair” was published in the book Out on the Edge: America’s Rebel Comics.
The cast of Streep Tease includes Cruz, David Dean Bottrell (currently guest starring on __Days of Our Lives, __‘Lincoln Meyer’ on Boston Legal), Bryan T. Donovan (__Thintervention __reality series), Ron Morehouse ( Boston Public and Starter Wife), Matthew Nouriel (Downtown Comedy Club), Joel Scher (Act Now web series) and Trent Walker (Gods and Generals)
Additional credits: Choreographer, Fred Tallaksen; and Poster Design, Julian Michael Rivera.