New Paris Hilton in I Love Paris
"Paris Hilton", god help us, is still here, but will be looking a little different come February 21st. Most recently played by a 50 year old magician named Ago, Paris will now be portrayed by 23 year-old (the same age as Paris) actor/ dancer Aaron Haskell. Still Playing indefinitely at the Blue Heron Arts Center (123 East 24th Street between Park and Lexington) I Love Paris plays every Monday night at 8 PM at the Blue Heron Arts Center (123 E. 24th Street)/ I Love Paris is now in its 7th Month. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or by going to www.smarttix.com.
In physical type, Aaron Haskell may be the closest thing to the male version of Paris Hilton to have starred in this one-man show which captures an intimate moment with the world renowned socialite as she prepares to audition for the fifth co-host seat of the ABC daytime television talk show, "The View". While she waits in the green room, Paris reminisces about her whirlwind life, the high points, the low points and all of the fascinating points in between. Baring it all like never before--her straight to video performance not withstanding--she takes on even the most controversial topics.
Award winning playwright Doug Field is best known to New York audiences for his hit plays, Down South and An Enola Gay Christmas, which just played during the 2003 holiday season. The New York Times called Down South "Irresistibly silly" while New York Magazine picked An Enola Gay Christmas as one of the "Top Five Holiday Shows" in New York. His other plays include Jeannie Fitzpatrick Is Angry and C-Cup. His next play, The Last Generation, debuts this August at the Fritz Blitz Festival of New Plays in San Diego, where he won the Outstanding Playwright Award for his previous entry, The Flower of Dubuque. Aaron Haskell was an Alvin Ailey fellow in 2000, is a member of Christine Suarez Dance Theater, resident artist of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, has starred in his big brother's Road House as well as Corporate Rock, and recently starred in LOCO7's Bokan at La Mama, etc.
Director Timothy Haskell recently directed the rock and roll disenfranchisement comedy Corporate Rock also at the Blue Heron. He created and directed the recent cult hit Road House that transferred from Off-Off Broadway to Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre earlier this season and was the creator of the recent lines-around-the-block Halloween Adventure Haunted House in the Lower Eastside. He will be directing the stage version of Fatal Attraction this summer starring 80's star Corey Feldman in the Michael Douglas role.