RETURNS TO UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL
WITH HER ONE-WOMAN PLAY
"EMERGENCY A La
A comedian dies and finds that death is
her toughest audience.
Written and Performed by Nancy Redman
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Monday October 15 at 9 PM
Saturday November 17 at 9 PM
Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Reservations: at Theatre Row Box Office,
or through Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or http://www.telecharge.com
Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN will
once again join forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for the premiere
of her one-woman show "EMERGENCY A La Carte," in which "a
comedian dies and finds that death is her toughest audience."
Two performances in the United Solo Theatre Festival, October 15 &
November 17, both at 9 PM, at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St.
The October and November performances
mark Redman's third invitation to appear in the United Solo Theatre Festival.
In 2010 she premiered her "CLUTTER: I'm Saving My Life and It's Killing
Me," and was invited back for repeat performances the following
year, garnering Austin Pendleton the 2010 Award for Best Director,
Redman the 2011 Award for Best Comedian, and rave reviews for both:
"Redman and Pendleton teamed up to
create a truly masterful illustration of the form celebrated by the United
Solo Theatre Festival."
Michael Mraz, nytheatre.com, October 2011
"Take a morsel of Woody Allen's insecurities,
a pinch of Richard Lewis's paranoia, a dollop of Jackie Mason's delivery,
and a sprinkling of the autistic eccentricities in Dustin Hoffman's character
in Rainman - drop into a pot already filled with neuroses, stir
gently over a simmering boil and what you get is a one-woman show from
veteran comedian Nancy Redman."
Hanks, t2online.com, October 2011
Writer/Performer Nancy Redman
has rightfully earned a place in the top echelon of the nation's comedians.
Verbally and physically dexterous - part Lucille Ball and part Groucho
Marx - her performances are explosions of silly voices, crazy characters
and sharp one-liners. The native New Yorker has
been featured on numerous TV shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show;
is a two-time prize winner on America's Funniest People; and "warmed
up" audiences for The Golden Girls, Designing Women, and other hit
TV shows. Redman was a regular performer for years at NYC's
Dangerfield's and the Laugh Factory, and in L.A. at the Laugh Factory and
Comedy Store. On stage she has opened for Jackie Mason,
Charo, Chubby Checker and Soupy Sales, who pronounced her simply "the
funniest white woman in the world!" Her personal career
highlight was entertaining troops in the nation of Bahrain at the time
of the first Gulf War.
Director Austin Pendleton is a highly
regarded actor/playwright/director, whose many accolades include an Obie
for his direction of Classic Stage's Three Sisters and a
2007 Drama Desk award for A Renaissance Man of the American Theatre.
He directed the Broadway production of The Little Foxes with
Elizabeth Taylor, the world premieres of Say Goodnight, Gracie; The
Runner Stumbles; and Toys in the Attic at the Pearl Theatre;
and productions at Steppenwolf Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival,
and was Artistic Director of the Circle Repertory Theatre in NY .
As an actor, Pendleton has given standout performances in dozens of plays
on and off-Broadway, and in the films Finding Nemo, A Beautiful Mind,
Amistad, Guarding Tess, My Cousin Vinny, and many more. He is
currently directing a production of Ivanov for Classic Stage Company.