HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II Comes to United Solo
John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin. He also provides useful information about the best books on the subject, the cutest generals, and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. The show demonstrates how WW II can bring you out of yourself and your own anxieties. One performance only - Tuesday, September 18 at 900pm at United Solo Theatre Festival
Tickets: $47.25 (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
John Fisher (Playwright/Actor) won the 2017 Best Actor Award at the United Solo Festival for his one-man show History of World War II. John is a Bay Area actor, director and playwright. His play Joy played Off-Broadway at the Actor's Playhouse. Recent Playwriting: Shakespeare Goes to War (nominated for six 2016 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards) and To Sleep and Dream (2014 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award Winner for Best Script.) New York Credits: Joy (Actors' Playhouse), NYIFF - Schönberg (Barrow Street), Queer Theory (SoHo Playhouse), There's Something about Marriage (Center for Architecture.) John is the only two-time winner of the Will Glickman Playwriting Award for Medea, the Musical and Combat! He directed and acted in the TBA Award Recommended Productions of Breaking the Code (nominated for five 2016 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards) and Equus. This summer he appeared as King Lear and directed Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in SF. He has taught in the graduate playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama and at UC Berkeley and The American Conservatory Theatre. Since 2003, John has served as Artistic Director of Theatre Rhinoceros, the longest -running LGBT theatre in America.
John's fascination with World War II can be seen in several of his plays: Combat!, a drama about gays in the military; Amnesia, a farce about a gay man who suffers shell-shock during the Battle of the Bulge and forgets he's gay; The Battle of Midway, a musical-comedy about the famous naval battle; and Schönberg, a drama about the World War II era friendship of Oscar Levant and Arnold Schönberg.
Festival Information: 2018 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 9th year, will present 120 shows from six continents at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $47.25 (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