Ann Randolph is an award-winning playwright and performer who has been “compared to Gilda Radner,” (The San Francisco Examiner) and hailed as “a genius” by comedy master Mel Brooks. In her award-winning show Loveland, she combines absurd humor and aching emotion to create a performance that has been heralded as unforgettable, fearless, and not to be missed. And local theatre audiences are in luck; NYS3/LEAD Productions has partnered with Asheville Community Theatre to present Loveland on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Tickets are $25.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, over the phone at 828-254-1320, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.
Written and performed by Ann Randolph, Loveland follows the journey of irreverent oddball, Frannie Potts, as she flies cross-country to attend a family member’s funeral. She breaks down while soaring over the nation’s heartland and Randolph brilliantly portrays a plane full of hilarious characters in a show that is both achingly funny and achingly poignant. Randolph’s fearless performance exposes the laugh-out-loud combination of absurdity and wrenching emotion that results when grief strips us of our inhibitions.
“Loveland is inappropriate in all the right ways. [Its] zaniest moments always seem to bend inexorably toward heart-wrenching epiphany. Devastating. Outrageous. Hugely moving. Cathartic. Tour de force.” – Celia Wren, The Washington Post
Loveland played for two years straight in San Francisco where it won the SF Weekly Award for “Best Solo Show” and garnered the SF Bay Critic’s Award for “Best Original Script.” Loveland also played to sell out audiences in LA and won the LA Weekly award for “Best Solo Show.” Her previous solo show, Squeeze Box was produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft and enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run before touring the United States and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
NYS3 will offer Write Your Life, a 2 day writing workshop with Ann Randolph in connection with her visit. For more information about the workshop, please visit: http://nys3.com/writeyourlifeworkshop/
AT A GLANCE
What: Ann Randolph’s Loveland, presented by NYS3 / LEAD Productions in partnership with Asheville Community Theatre
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville Community Theatre Box Office
35 East Walnut Street