|Call Me Anne
| Open: 12/02/08 Close: 12/21/08
Broadway's Matt McGrath makes his NY directing debut with writer/performer Phillip Taratula's bravura solo piece CALL ME ANNE, the biting and riotous story of actress Anne Heche and her singular journey, a cautionary tale of finding stardom while losing your mind.
Actress Anne Heche rocketed to super-stardom, starring in Hollywood blockbusters like Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog and Six Days Seven Nights. As the explosive controversy over a widely publicized love affair with Ellen Degeneres turned her into tabloid fodder, Heche heard the voice of God ringing in her ears. He said that she was His daughter Celestia, and He told her of the earthly tasks she must perform before her ascension into Heaven. Writer/performer Phillip Taratula (a performer whose "impeccable comic timing" was noted in the New York Times) takes the audience on Anne's spiritual journey, set against a showbiz backdrop where only the strongest egos survive. A dizzy and hilarious trip, CALL ME ANNE is a brutally funny look at identity and ambition.