I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired By The Life and Times of Jackie 'Moms' Mabley) Comes to NYC
A play about the life and times of one of America's premier comedian's. Taking place at the end of her career, on the day of her last performance at the World Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC. An interview is granted to Mr. Charles Earthstein from The Chicago Community Paper. News Magazine. The interview takes us through the journey of a life, experiences of a career and pointed perspectives of varied issues in the span of 40 years of the life of Ms. Jackie " Moms" Mabley. The journey takes us to moments that made her endearing to us all, the stage. Sharing the brilliance of her wit, wisdom and cleverly exposed care for her profession, her culture and America's most precious comedity, our children.
Time: Approximately 1935 - 1975
This autobiographical drama/comedy unfolds, through her performance, she shares her hopes, dreams, betrayals, despairs, fame and most importantly, her struggles to be America #1 funny comedian.
Helen Sanders as Jackie Moms Mabley, Helen was voted 'Best Comedy Actress in Houston,' by Houston Press Magazine, was fortunate enough, as a child, to have witnessed the comic genius of Moms Mabley , a comedienne she admires tremendously, while Moms was still gracing live television with her impeccable comedic timing. So helping bring Moms' Life Story to the New York City stage is truly an Honor! A career that includes being a NYC Public School Drama Teacher, News Anchor/Reporter, and unknown to many, Poet and Writer of Children's and some adult plays (FITS on youtube), Helen has appeared in leading roles on stage including New York's Billie Holiday Theatre in Samm Art Williams, The Waiting Room, Yvetter Heyliger's, What Would Jesus Do?, and Grandmothers' Incorporated, to name a few. Other stage acting credits include: The Nuyorican Poets Café's "Life During Wartime!" ; Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop and The Hadley Players productions including, 'A Last Poem Before Dying, and Price of the Ticket...' also street theatre with Crystal Field's Theatre for the New City: and with the Houston's Ensemble Theatre, winning the Theatre's "Best Supporting Actress "Giorgee!" for her role as the inebriated church sister in Miss Dessa. Musical credits include leading roles as Ghost of Christmas Past in the World Premier of, "Christmas Uptown!" and the "20th Anniversary production of...'for colored girls..." cast and directed by Ntozake Shange.
Liam Bobersky as Charles Earthstein . Liam is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He is thrilled to be performing in the production of Mom's Mabley
Byron C. Saunders as The Narrator
Byron's many credits currently include working as an independent Arts Management Consultant helping artists and arts organizations with grants administration, fund development, marketing, public relations, event planning, and capacity growth and development
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