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The United Solo Theatre Festival Presents ORWELLIAN

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984.

The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER said, "Cedar's tasting menu of Orwell excerpts proffers the flavor of the writer with fresh seasonings. He cannily highlights insights that speak arrestingly to our most immediate contemporary concerns, managing to incarnate both intractable eccentricity and the affectlessness of a true Everyman. Such a talent fits Orwell snugly."

NOHOARTSDISTRICT.COM said, "Mr. Cedar emotes the heartache of defeat and the sublime qualities of the ordinary with skill and humor and the unmistakable art of the true actor. It seems a simple thing, to perform excerpts from books, but it is not. Holding the attention of an audience purely with the sound of your voice, reciting words written 70 years ago by a man born half way around the world into the perils of another time, and making it seem as if these words were written about our world, in our time, takes a special kind of skill and passion and Mr. Cedar has it in bucket loads. I highly recommend "Orwellian' at The Sherry Theatre."

15 years ago Larry Cedar became obsessed with all things Orwell. After reading every George Orwell novel, short story, and critical essay, he set out to adapt a theatrical distillation that might capture the essence of the writer's thoughts on human nature, politics, and the future of mankind. The result was a one-hour, one-man play entitled, ORWELLIAN: Recollections, Rants, and Cautionary Tales From The Works of Eric Arthur Blair (Orwell's birth name).

The piece, which invokes a variety of characters as they journey through a filthy Parisian kitchen, a revolutionary barnyard, and the dystopian remains of a totalitarian London, premiered at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, followed by runs at The Odyssey and Sherry Theaters in Los Angeles, with this United Solo Festival appearance marking its East Coast debut.

Larry Cedar played opium addicted card dealer Leon for three seasons on HBOs critically acclaimed series Deadwood, and has guest-starred on dozens of other television shows including American Horror Story, Mad Men, Greys Anatomy, Community, House, Terminator, NCIS, Enterprise, Alias, The Closer, Gilmore Girls, and Boston Legal. Feature films include The Crazies, Towelhead, Hollywoodland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and a starring role in the upcoming independent feature, She Sings to the Stars. Theater credits include the original plays, Discord and Nightmare Alley at The Geffen Playhouse. This is Larry's third solo stage performance, including Billy Bishop Goes to War and American Fiesta at The Colony Theatre.

2016 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th year, will present 120 shows from six continents at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $20.25 (which includes 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


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