LITTLE TUNES to Play 2012 United Solo Festival, 10/31

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LITTLE TUNES to Play 2012 United Solo Festival, 10/31

Following a successful premier at Jobsite Theater in Tampa last May, "Little Tunes" (http://littletunes.org) has been selected for the 2012 United Solo festival -- the world's largest solo theatre festival -- in New York City. Tampa actor/playwright Ned Averill-Snell will perform his one-man play in the heart of Manhattan's theatre district on October 31.

As a warm-up for New York and in response to audience requests for more local performances, "Little Tunes" will be presented twice in Tampa Bay just prior to United Solo: In the Studio theater at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City campus on October 28 at 7PM; and at Studio@620 (http://studio620.org) in St. Petersburg at 7 PM on October 29. Tickets for both performances are $15 regular, $10 students/seniors. These performances are co-sponsored by Tampa Repertory Theatre (http://www.tamparep.org); a portion of proceeds will help fund Tampa Rep's 2012-2013 season.

Written and performed by Averill-Snell and directed by Matthew Ray, "Little Tunes" is a sweet, comic memoir of growing up in an eccentric '70s family, misadventures in a musical education, and finding out what happens after a dream dissolves.

Ned Averill-Snell is a well-known stage actor and playwright in Tampa Bay, having appeared most recently in Jobsite Theater's Fahrenheit 451. He is the author of two other plays: about the author..., which he performed at Orlando Theatre Project, and Emeralds in an Onion Field, in which he appeared at the Orlando International Fringe Festival. Florida native Matthew Ray graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Theater, and most recently directed Musings of a Postmodern Romantic. (More biographical info is available at http://www.littletunes.org/More.htm.)

"Little Tunes" will join 99 other solo productions at United Solo (http://unitedsolo.org) between October 11 and November 18. Fifty-two one-woman shows and 48 one-man shows are coming from four continents, 14 countries and 19 US states.

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