Big City Hick is the story of a country girl's love affair with New York City. Even as a little girl growing up on the outskirts of a small rural Kansas coal mining town Linda Hill already wanted to live in the Big Apple one day. Although the tiny four room house had no running water, there was the Zenith TV's flickering eye in the corner of the living room which told the little girl great tales of Broadway Show Girls and beautiful big houses and furniture. Her longing for that far away city was underscored by the great old country music that her parents' radio provided. The journey from there to the bright lights and Big City is a story of self discovery and self acceptance. It is a story of possibility and the realization that being true to your soul is the greatest dream of all.
It is a journey through the heartland in the truest sense of the word. It is a story of innocence lost and regained. It is an American story. A story for everyone who has had to fight to be who they truly are.
11/13 @10, 11/14 @5,
11/20 @10, 11/21 @5
Theater: Wings Theatre
Address: 154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre
Cost:$15 reg, $10 with valid student ID
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre Box Office at 212-627-2961
Linda Hill Writer/Performer
Linda Hill first made a name for herself in the field of improvisational and stand up comedy in San Francisco where she was in such groups as Spaghetti Jam, Femprov and National Theater of the the Deranged. Soon she struck out on her own as one of 8 women comics who were working in stand up at the time and she performed and became friends with such talents as Diane Amos (the "Pine Sol Lady"), Whoopi Goldberg, Marga Gomez, Tom Ammiano, Kevin Meaney and Robin Williams to name but a few. Her television appearances include "Comey Tonight" on PBS for three years, one as host; The "TV IQ Test" for which she won a California Emmy, ""Two Guys with Amazing Shorts" on HBO; "Two Drink Minimum" on Comedy Central; and "Nashville Now" on TNN.
The New York Times called her "a skillful parodist of female body language and fashion and has found a rich reservoir of fun in the romance novels and women's magazines."
Blake Bradford Director
Blake Bradford (Director) is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose theatrical work has appeared all over the US and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Greece, Scotland/England, Denmark, Italy and South Africa. His original plays I, Undertow, Dance at Bataan, The Last Cloud, Gay Slave Handbook and Word Within the Word are actively seen in the regional circuits and NYC. His new play, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve just completed a long run here at Wings Theatre and will soon be annoucing regional performances. He has adapted Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (1920's Charleston, SC), which has now played NYC twice, as well as Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (with music composed by Lorca). He will be directing The Last Laugh with two-time Emmy winner Joan Darling and Judy Kerr this winter in LA, and then in April he will direct Bill Svanoe's Callback in Santa Fe, NM.
Blake is currently on the staff of "Live from Lincoln Center" (PBS), where they won a 2008 Emmy for Madama Butterfly. He just completed the highly acclaimed live airing of South Pacific for LFLC. Other TV credits include "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO/MTV), "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC), "Drama Desk Awards" (PBS) and "Arthur Ashe Kids Day" (CBS). He serves as Artistic Director of Zephyer Rep.