Rain Pryor to Bring FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES to Tammany Hall, 12/11
Rain Pryor stars in this effervescent solo show, which recounts her upbringing in a biracial household (her mother was Jewish) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ms. Pryor, who sings & portrays a range of characters (including, poignantly, her father Richard in a spot-on impression), will appear in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES for one performance only, Wednesday, December 11th at 8:30pm. The show, presented by The Inspired Word, will be performed at Tammany Hall on Orchard Street.
Rain Pryor is an acclaimed director, actor, stand-up comedian, educator, speaker & mother. She made her television debut in 1989, as a series regular, T.J., on the hit ABC series "Head of the Class," a character adapted from her own monologues at the request of ABC producers during her second audition. She starred for several years opposite Sherilyn Fenn & Lynn Redgrave, as Jackie, the lipstick lesbian drug addict on the Showtime series "Rude Awakening" & has additionally guest-starred on series such as "The Division" & "Chicago Hope." She appeared numerous times on "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson & Jay Leno, as well as "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" & "Tavis Smiley." Her stage credits include the title roles in the UK tour of The Billie Holiday Story & as Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premiere of Ella, Meet Marilyn, teamed up with award-winning UK soap actress, Sally Lyndsay. She's performed in the Los Angeles production of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, with Nora Dunn of "Saturday Night Live" & Charlene Tilton; Cookin' With Gas with the Groundlings improvisation troupe; The Exonerated with Aidan Quinn & The Who's Tommy at the La Jolla Playhouse. Her memoir, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor, will be re-released by Harper Collins in January.