WORLD WAR II - LIVE! ONSTAGE! Starts At Pangea, 9/18
John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin.
Multi award-winning actor/playwright and Theatre Rhinoceros Artistic Director John Fisher will take audiences on a whirlwind tour of the past with his acclaimed solo show A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at Pangea in NYC. Offering a compendium of facts about WWII from the bungled plot to assassinate Hitler ("A mess! Organized by a bunch of loser bureaucrats!") to the big secret - how the Russians won the war for us ("They did all the work!"), this lauded production also surveys the best books on the topic, as well as the most attractive generals who fought the battles and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. Capturing the Best Actor award from the 2017 United Solo Festival, this highly entertaining work also demonstrates how WWII helped Fisher win boyhood battles with his older brother.
Two performances only - Friday, September 28 at 700pm and Friday, October 5 at 700pm at Pangea. Link: www.johnfisher.biz
Director: Jerry Metzker and John Fisher
Recommended for: adults, theatre community, History Buffs, World War II Fiends, LGBTQ community.
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 multi-award winning 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), Schönberg (Barrow Street), Queer Theory (SoHo Playhouse), and There's Something about Marriage (Center for Architecture.) John is the only two-time winner of the Will Glickman Playwriting Award for his shows 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.