Genre: Comedy
Written and Performed by Joshua Rivedal
Directed by Josh Gaboian

Small Pond Entertainment and Joshua Rivedal in association with the Midtown International Theatre Festival are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Rivedal's The Gospel According to Josh, directed by Josh Gaboian. The Gospel According to Josh, a thirty character, twelve song, comedic tour-de-force of a one-man show, will play a 3-week/6 performance limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.

The Gospel According to Josh is a 30 character one man Josh-apalooza, centered around a small town Jersey boy, as he follows his dreams to Hollywood despite the great obstacle of his life: the tempestuous relationship with his pious father. This coming of age tale chronicles Josh’s religious upbringing and escape to New York, including a look into his starring roles in not one but two reality TV shows, and ending with a final showdown between him and his father.

Featuring cameos by Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Moms Mabley, a gaggle of flamboyant gay men, and Elvis Presley; “The Gospel...” will leave you praying for more.

The production stars Joshua Rivedal* (FilmFakers/AMC; Seven Card Draw/Dixon Place).

*AEA member

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About the Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre.  The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites.  The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.  The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

Open:   07/16/10
Close:   08/01/10

Fri 7/16 at 6PM
Sat 7/17 at 8:30PM
Wed 7/21 at 6PM
Sat 7/24 at 3PM
Tues 7/27 at 8PM
Sun 8/1 at 6PM
Theater:   Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10018
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