EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT'S NOT Adds Show at United Solo Festival
The one-woman show EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT'S NOT that took the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) by storm and features one New Jersey mother's true life experience with her autistic son, returns to New York City as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival and has already sold out the first three performances.
A fourth performance on 10/17 at 9pm was just added after the first three performances sold out before the festival's opening. Tickets available at telecharge.com. Select seats for each show (including 9/21 at 9pm, 9/23 at 4pm and 10/14 at 9pm) have been reserved for the press.
The show premiered in August 2016 at FringeNYC and broke the record for the fastest sell-out in that festival's 20-year history. The autobiographical EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT'S NOT is written, produced and performed by Doreen Oliver of Maplewood, NJ, the former producer and head of development for Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels, and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark of South Orange, NJ.
The play highlights Doreen's journey from a workaholic film producer to a new mother whose life goes off-script after her son is diagnosed with autism. As she tries everything the experts advise to help her young son become more "normal," she seeks strength from her mother and aunts, a funny, irrepressible crew of old-school African-American matriarchs born and raised in Newark, NJ. Doreen abandons her career and focuses all of her attention on her son, who, despite her efforts, is not progressing the way she hoped. Under the loving yet scrutinizing eye of her mother, Doreen feels like she's failing in the one job that matters most.
Oliver helped bring to the screen such independent films as the Oscar-winning Precious and Shadowboxer. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post Sunday Magazine and she has performed her pieces at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Symphony Space. She is a graduate of Yale and Stanford Business School. More info at www.doreenoliver.com.
Clark is an Artist-in-Residence at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Seton Hall University and Artistic Director of Vanguard Theatre Company. Directing credits include Memphis, Hairspray, A Portrait of Ray, and Into The Woods. She has directed & produced alongside Ray Chew and Seth Rudetsky and appeared on Broadway in Urinetown The Musical.
2017 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th year, will present 120 shows from six continents at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. Tickets, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at Theatre Row box office, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, as well as over the phone at 212.239.6200 and online at telecharge.com. More details can be found at www.unitedsolo.org.