1. COLONEL SELLERS: REANIMATOR is having an encore reading at Cheney Hall in Manchester as part of the Little Theatre of Manchester's EVENINGS @ 7 series on Tuesday, June 14th. The show is a lot of fun and adds just the amount of zombie zest and steampunk pan-drippings to Mark Twain and William Dean Howells' forgotten trashterpiece, COLONEL SELLERS AS A SCIENTIST. Free!! www.cheneyhall.org
2. I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI is getting ready to get cranking at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. The director Michael Barakiva is putting his own spin on things and we have a first-timer behind the pasta crank: TV and film star Larisa Oleynik! She was featured on Nickelodeon's The Secret Life of Alex Mack, 10 Things I Hate About You, Third Rock from the Sun, a recent episode of Law & Order: SVU (or, as I call it, Law & Order: HPV), and my personal favorite, Mad Men. Any of the amazing actors who have taken on this part have admitted to it being one of the biggest challenges of their career, so I am grateful whenever a new lady steps in bocca di lupo, as the Italians say. Larisa and Michael's production begins June 16th and Giulia and I will be there for opening on June 17th. Join us and don't forget to visit www.spaghettiplay.com for all the details and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spagplay. Frig, I can't get that link right. Just click on the first part.
3. BORN FAT is going to New York's MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL this July!!! So thrilled and delighted to bring April Woodall back to the festival that introduced us back in 2008 when she won Best Actress for my play Gray Matters. As was the case with production of BORN FAT earlier this year, Steve Raider-Ginsburg will be directing the story of Elizabeth Petruccione's weight and life struggles. I'm exceptionally proud of this play and hope you will join us! The dates are:
Wed, July 20 at 6pm
Fri, July 22 at 8:15pm
Sun, July 24 at 1pm
I never realized it was so expensive to bring a simple show to NYC for three performances, but it is. I want to thank the over two dozen donors of my GOFUNDME campaign who helped me raise most of the money I need to pull off this stunt. I've now started a website where you can follow BORN FAT: www.bornfat.org
We also have a very fun Facebook page going for the play: http://www.facebook.com/bornfatplay Like us and follow along! This show is the HAMILTON of non-musical weight loss solo shows, so don't miss it!
More updates soon! xoxo Jacques