ONE GOOD EGG To Be Served Up At United Solo
ONE GOOD EGG is a poignant mash-up of comedy, storytelling, and theater featured at the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival on October 19 & 20.
Written and performed by Elaine Gale, ONE GOOD EGG breaks more than a few conventions as it follows one woman's quirky and powerful quest for family and love. "It's my personal story yet there's a universal aspect to it," says Gale. "I was doing stand-up comedy for several years, but I wanted to risk more emotionally as an artist. ONE GOOD EGG is about as honest and gritty as I get."
One of a hundred shows chosen worldwide to participate in the United Solo Theatre Festival, ONE GOOD EGG travels from Santa Barbara under the tutelage of award-winning director Julie Fishell. "Elaine is a gem and has written a passionate nonfiction theater piece," says Fishell. "It's an honor to work so closely with one voice on the page and on the stage."
At times edgy and challenging-but also deftly using humor throughout-ONE GOOD EGG is an important show in the current cultural zeitgeist with its imperative to hear more women's voices in public discourse. "I believe laughter helps us look at and be with pain in ways that help us move through it," says Gale. "This is the way I can raise my voice in support of our shared humanity."
ONE GOOD EGG is one-act, one-woman show written and performed by former Los Angeles Times award-winning journalist, storyteller, humorist, Dr. Elaine Gale. Currently an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at California State University, Gale is a sixth-generation Nebraskan who now resides in Santa Barbara.
Its director, Julie Fishell, is an award-winning actor, director and teacher. She has appeared Off-Broadway, Regionally and with National and International Tours including The Public Theatre (NYC), The Lark (NYC), Manhattan Class Company (NYC), Theatre for a New Audience (NYC), and Chautauqua Theatre Company (NY).
New York City Shows: Friday, October 19th (SOLD OUT!) at 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 20th at 2 p.m. Go to www.onegoodeggshow.com for more information and to buy tickets. General admission: $45 plus $2.25 theater restoration charge. Ages 18 and up. There is no late seating due to the intimate nature of the show, thus please allow ample time to be seated before the curtain time. The 78-minute show is performed without an intermission.
UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL is an annual international festival for solo performances held at the Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street, currently in its 9th season. Fiona Shaw called United Solo "the mecca of the solo shows in the world." Over 130 participants from six continents will present their shows every day from September 13 until November 18, 2018. Numerous performances are already sold out. Through its mission, United Solo presents renowned artists as well as new talents, discovers original stories, connects artists with their audiences, exchanges diverse perspectives, fosters a dialogue for change, entertains, and now also educates through its professional training program led by distinguished artists and cultural icons. Artists and companies interested in being presented at The United Solo Festival in 2019 are now welcome to submit their applications online at www.unitedsolo.org/submit