Loveland, Opening at the Arena Stage March 18
By Editor | Mar 11 2014
Ann Randolph's critically acclaimed play, Loveland, premiers at the Arena Stage on March 18. 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. "Compared to Gilda Radner," (The San Francisco Examiner) and hailed as "a genius" by comedy master Mel Brooks, Randolph is one performer not to miss. Loveland runs March 18-April 13, 2014 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.
“Death, dying and loss are such taboos in our society,” notes Randolph. “Yet, as painful as they are, these experiences often have an absurd and deeply funny side. Individual experiences of loss have a universal quality. Audiences find their own stories reflected in Frannie’s journey in a way that is surprisingly cathartic,” observes Randolph....
Good Grief is an interactive theatrical experience. Following each performance, Randolph will guide audience interested participants through a writing workshop to explore the transformative and healing power of expressing and sharing personal grief.
Tickets for this performance are normally $40, but for the first week of the run, tickets will be $25 for the IMCW community when using the passcode LOVE25 when making a reservation online or by the phone at the Arena Stage.
For tickets, see the Arena Stage website, here.