SON OF A HUTCH to Debut at Stage Left's 2013 Left Out Festival, 4/21 & 28

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SON OF A HUTCH to Debut at Stage Left's 2013 Left Out Festival, 4/21 & 28

The award-winning solo performer Joe Hutcheson's new show Son of a Hutch will have a limited engagement at Stage Left Studio with the Left Out Festival. Cheryl King directs.

Joe Hutcheson shares a hilarious collection of stories about growing up gay in the Hutcheson family, where all the men are nicknamed "Hutch" and boys who identify with soap opera heroines can't identify with their dads. Until they grow up. Whether trying to get kicked off the football team or making his brother act out scenes from soap operas, Hutcheson will show the audience the 1980's through the eyes of a little gay boy who doesn't want to be a Hutch.

Hutcheson and King have collaborated several times before, including the award winning Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, Critics' Pick of the Cincinnati Fringe Award) and The Geography of a Nervous Breakdown (Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival Best of the Fest Nominee).

Performances of the 70-minute comedy are Sundays April 21 and 28 at 7:30 pm at Stage Left Studio (214 W 30th Street 6th Floor, btwn 7th and 8th Aves. / easy access from A, C, E, 1,2,3, B, D, F, N, R, and Q subway lines.). Tickets are $20 presale, $22 at the door, $15 students and seniors with ID. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.stageleftstudio.net.

Joe Hutcheson (Writer/Performer) earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State Fullerton and an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Regional credits include Frankie in Forever Plaid, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Garry in Noises Off, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and the Baker in Into the Woods. Joe's first one-man show The Purpose of Matter in the Universe appeared at Stage Left Studio in the summer of 2007 as part of the Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival (nominated for Best Solo Show and Best Sound Design). Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, Joe's second solo endeavor, appeared in the 2008 Left Out Festival, the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival (Overall Excellence Award winner), and the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Critics' Pick of the Fringe winner); the show has also appeared in NYC at the Triad and the Times Square Performing Arts Center, and has returned to the Know Theatre of Cincinnati for a sold-out run. Joe is a classically trained actor, having spent a summer studying the classics at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on a scholarship form the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, an award for Best Classical Performance. www.JoeHutcheson.com

Cheryl King (Director) is the creator and producing director of Stage Left Studio, in NYC, was resident acting coach at All My Children from 2007-2010, and is a playwright, director and actor. Her first solo show "not a nice girl" was produced in LA, NYC, Chicago and Ft. Collins, CO. She has directed over 35 plays and solo shows, including Frank Blocker's Drama Desk-nominated Southern Gothic Novel, 180 Days, Taren Sterry's solo show about hospice care, Theresa Gambacorta's The Vegas Project, and Elizabeth Taylor's Finding Elizabeth Taylor. Her second solo show, Grapefruit, by Sally Lambert, was performed at the Wired Arts Festival in NYC in February, 2013, and is now in its 18th month at Stage Left Studio. Cheryl is a member of the Dramatist's Guild. www.cherylkingproductions.com, www.stageleftstudio.net

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