|One Festival of Solo Plays
| Open: 11/16/05 Close: 11/20/05
Fifth Annual One Festival of Solo Plays featuring seven original shows:
CREATION is a solo clown show in the tradition of Harpo Marx and Bill Irwin,
conceived and performed by Lucas Caleb Rooney, directed by Orlando Pataboy,
and produced by Ty Jones. CREATION is a physically raucous exploration of
the creative process. Performances Wed. 11/16 @ 7:30 PM, Thu. 11/17 @ 9:30
PM, and Fri. 11/18 @ 10:30 PM.
JAZZ DESERT (The Life & Death of an American Band) is a tell-all trip into a
‘Behind the Music' special told by rock artist Rebecca Hart about the
inception and demise of her band, ‘The Rebecca Hart Project'. Ms. Hart,
whose debut solo album will be released in 2006, performs her original music
as she narrates the band's adventures, tours, romances, and eventual
breakup. Performances Wed. 11/16 @ 9 PM, and Sat. 11/19 @ 10 PM.
ACCIDENTAL PERVERT, written and performed by comic Andrew Goffman, tells of
his boyhood spent secretly indulging in his dad's extensive porn collection,
and his subsequent struggle balancing his triple-X fantasy world with two
non-airbrushed real females in his adult life: his wife and baby daughter.
Charles Messina directs. Performances Thu. 11/17 @ 7:30 PM, and Sat. 11/19 @
SOUL TO KEEP weaves the history and the present of the African American
Experience with a DJ assisted backdrop of music using familiar characters
like Harriet Tubman, all portrayed by Joyia Bradley. The show is directed by
Joanne Zipay and features DJ Priest. NY Theatre dubbed SOUL TO KEEP as "a
powerful and provocative piece of theatre." Performances Fri. 11/18 @ 6:30
PM, and Sun. 11/20 @ 1 PM.
WILD RICE is a cross-cultural comedy written and performed by Asian-
American actor and playwright, Scarlett Lam, in the bitingly honest style of
Margaret Cho. WILD RICE tells the irreverent comic coming of age story of a
mother's obsession with inflicting Chinese culture on her New Jersey tomboy
daughter who is neither a delicate geisha nor mysterious dragon lady.
Performances Fri. 11/18 @ 8:30 PM, Sat. 11/19 @ 1 PM, and Sun. 11/20 @ 8 PM.
I NEED A GUY WHO BLINKS takes the audience on a whacky dating journey with
performer and writer, Janine Squillari, through New York City's varied
locales as she searches for Mr. Right - but ends up with a perfect dummy.
The Village Voice declared, "Portrayed with the tell-all honesty of ‘Sex and
the City'. I NEED A GUY WHO BLINKS speaks to anyone who defiantly chooses to
be single." Performances Sat. 11/19 @ 3 PM, and Sun. 11/20 @ 6 PM.
PENTECOSTAL WISCONSIN, a solo comedy with music, is Ryan Paulson's comic and
autobiographical tale of religious ecstasy and bashful Scandinavians. The
Canadian Broadcasting Company praised it as "a brave performance – and very
funny...4 STARS!" PENTECOSTAL WISCONSIN, a twisted ‘Lake Wobegone' for the MTV
generation is directed by Virginia Scott. Performances Sat. 11/19 @ 8 PM,
and Sun. 11/20 @ 3 PM.