BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Laughter To Out Front Theatre Company
Out Front Theatre Company will present Jonathan Tolins' hysterical one-man tour-de-force Buyer and Cellar, March 8-25 as the third show in the company's 2017-2018 season. Featuring a satirical look the relationship among idols and idolaters, the production is sure to be relatable for all audiences. This show is part of a co-production with ART Station in Stone Mountain, where it received raving reviews during a weekend engagement in September 2017.
Alex More has a story to tell. After being fired as the mayor of Toontown at Disneyland, the struggling actor in Los Angeles decides to take a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. At first, Alex does not meet his employer, but one day Barbra Streisand, the Lady Herself, comes downstairs to play. It feels like a real bonding experience in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Winner of the 2014-2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs.
"Almost everyone feels star struck around celebrities," says Paul Conroy, founder and producing artistic director of Out Front Theatre. "They seem like almost unattainable beings, operating and existing on some other level from the rest of us. The truth is, though, they are the same as you and me. Under all the trimmings, they hurt, they rage, they hear and they see. Beneath the glossy exteriors, they are just people; usually people who need people, and it's us - the ones who help create these personalities - that are those people. "
Starring Elliot Folds as Alex More, Buyer and Cellar is directed by Out Front Theatre's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Conroy with assistant direction from Max Mattox. Rounding out the production team are Brandon McGrue, production stage manager; Michael Hildago, set designer; Kasie Slay, costume designer and Charles Swift, lighting designer.
"Performing in a one-person show is one of the most intimidating, yet rewarding theatrical endeavors and I'm thrilled to present this show to Atlanta audiences," says Elliot Folds. "They'll laugh at the absurdity, yet be moved by the humanity and best of all, get to peer into the psyche and basement of Barbra Streisand!"
Performances run March 8-25, with shows on Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for children, $20 for students and seniors and $25 for adults. Out Front Theatre Company is located at 999 Brady Ave., Ste. 10, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.
For tickets and more information please visit outfronttheatre.com