Stealing Sam

On Today’s podcast, we are joined by Stephen T Gallagher in Canada to talk about his United Solo production, Stealing Sam. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT STEALING SAM
Sam and Jimmy were best friends for over twenty-five years, and they promised each other to face “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic. Jimmy steals Sam’s cremated remains and tries to give his friend the send-off he deserves.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-stealingsam/

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Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Today’s podcast features Bob Brader and Suzanne Bachner of the United Solo production of “Spitting In The Face Of The Devil”. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL
In this daring, uplifting and comedic monologue, Bob Brader tells the riveting totally true story of discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father is a pedophile. Hailed by New York critics as “brilliant” and “unforgettable”, The Beat Arts in London called it “Eighty minutes of
brilliance!”, “Down to earth masterful storytelling” and named it “Best Show of the London Fringe”.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://www.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com

http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-spitting-nov-9/

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Be Happy, Be Mormon

Today’s podcast is an East coast/West Coast connection. We are joined by Kimball Allen and Emma Hassett to talk about the United Solo production of BE HAPPY BE MORMON. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT BE HAPPY BE MORMON

“Be Happy Be Mormon” is a voyeuristic look into the childhood of a Bambi-loving vegetarian, ballet slipper wearing, Diet Coke drinking gay Mormon Boy Scout. Born into a large conservative Idaho family he doesn’t relate to, Kimball Allen chronicles his upbringing as a fabulous black sheep through colorful narration, private home movies, songs, dance and the occasional acrobatics in this hysterically tragic performance.

Allen’s latest play will premiere at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district as part of “The Official Selection of 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival.

Playwright/Performer: Kimball Allen.
Director: Emma Hassett

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-behappybemormon-sept-27/

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A little “Something Something Uber Alles”

On Today’s podcast, we explore the life of a Hitler lookalike, two gay pastry chefs and the Queens-bound F Train. Matthew Glass performs SOMETHING SOMETHING UBER ALLES. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT SOMETHING SOMETHING UBER ALLES

A dark comedy about a present-day Hitler lookalike who is abducted by two gay pastry chefs. Soon, they make him the idol of a Hitler-worshipping cult in a cathedral below the Queens-bound F Train. Playwright Assurbanipal Babilla was forced to flee Iran because of his controversial writing. In 2006, he was awarded a Hellman/Hammett grant in recognition of his courage in the face of political persecution. Playwright: Assurbanipal Babilla. Director: Michael Yawney. Photo by Tibi Tibi Neuspiel.

United Solo™ is a New York-based company dedicated to the genre of one-person performance. Our goal is to present solo pieces, both local and international; discover original scripts; bring creators together; exchange perspectives; assemble performers, companies, and institutions, as well as other activities related to solo performance. We believe the single person on stage gives us the opportunity to connect and focus on the uniqueness of human being. Through the exploration of existential themes, solo artists reflect upon political, sexual, economical, religious, and social diversity. This diversity unites us all in a constellation of unique solos.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://unitedsolo.org

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Indian Wants The Bronx

On Today’s podcast, Melissa Amilani chats with the team behind the Temple Theaters Side Stage production of INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX

By Israel Horovitz
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York.

An East Indian gets lost on his first day in New York as two teenage punks find him waiting at a lonely bus stop. He cannot understand English, and the boys have some fun with him – at least it starts out as fun. But little by little, as the minutes go by and the bus doesn’t come, they get bored; then annoyed; then vicious. Exploring the dynamics of the outsider, as well as the dangerous reality of perspective, this play dives deep into the consequences of living life as a game at the expense of others while simultaneously investigating the desire to break free from one’s position in life.

Directed and Produced by Alex Monsell
Stage Manager: Nelson Muhn
Lighting Designer: Dylan Wallace
Art by: Jessica Lee Guerrazzi

Performances:
Friday, September 12, 8 pm
Saturday, September 13, 8 pm
Sunday, September 14, 8 pm
Friday, September 19, 8 pm
Saturday, September 20, 2 pm and 8 pm

Randall Theater, Temple University Main Campus
(entrance through Annenberg Hall)
2020 13th street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tickets:
General Admission: $10
Students: $5
All earnings to support the Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Local 22’s Charitable Trust’s Widow’s Fund, dedicated to families that have lost a Firefighter or paramedic.

Starring:
Aidan Shousky
John O’Donnell
Jared Corbin Manders

For more information, please contact:
alexandermonsell@gmail.com

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