United Solo Fest to Feature Edinburgh Fringe Hit MADE FOR EACH OTHER, 10/16
The United Solo Festival will feature Monica Bauer's play "Made for Each Other" for one performance only, on Theatre Row, Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30. Bauer wrote the play specifically for New York actor John Fico, as a tour de force for one actor playing four parts, in a play about an unlikely gay marriage and the power of memory.
Made for Each Other is the love story of Vincent, an acerbic, witty, closeted science teacher in his mid-fifties, and Jerry, a down-to-earth nurse who cares for Vincent's mother in an Alzheimer's ward. When Jerry proposes to Vincent after the third date, he has no idea that Vincent's told him a lie, a lie that might destroy their relationship. On the night before their wedding, Vincent must decide if he will tell the truth before the ceremony, and give Jerry the chance to back out. Each of these men carry a voice in their subconscious minds which pushes them to toward, and away, from each other. Vincent carries within him the hilarious and heart-breaking voice of his Alzheimer's addled Broadway diva mother, and Jerry carries within him the strong presence of the one man in his family who accepted him as gay and loved him completely; his irascible old Italian grandfather, Damiano.
Developed first at Emerging Artist Theater's One Man Talking Festival, the play went on to production at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity off-off Broadway, where it was nominated for Best Solo Show, and John Fico was nominated as Best Actor in a Solo Show. Other performances include 59E59 Theater's East to Edinburgh Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2012 and 2013), the Orlando Fringe Festival, London's Theatre Etcetera, and the Dukebox Theatre in Brighton (England). All performances featured John Fico as solo performer, and John FitzGibbon as director.
In Edinburgh, it received several five-star reviews, with Martin Walker of ScotsGay magazine calling it "extraordinary." Jane Bristow of Fringe Guru called it "A frequently hilarious and thoroughly thoughtful analysis of a relationship...a magnificent play that provides an intelligent way of looking at a complex issue, and gently questions why it is even an issue."
Tickets $18.00 at the door or at www.telecharge.com.