Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Play Provincetown

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Play ProvincetownProducer Mark Cortale will present writer and performer Ben Rimalower's celebrated autobiographical comedy Patti Issues for one show only on Monday, August 28 at 9:30 PM at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. Patti Issues is written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.

Patti Issues has been called "Funny and insightful" by Michael Musto of Out.com and "A classic/crazy/funny monodrama that crashes through the wall of 'too much' into a realm pretty close to art" by Jesse Green of New York Magazine. The show has also garnered praise from a variety high profile attendees including Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner and Ms. LuPone herself who said "The shows fantastic, It's really wonderful. I was moved." Ben Rimalower is the author and star of Off-Off-Broadways long-running, critically acclaimed, smash hit solo plays Bad with Money (The Advocates #1 Solo Show of 2014) and Patti Issues (New York Time Critics Pick, M.A.C. and Bistro Awards, Official Selection: Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Summer Conference), both of which he continues to perform around the world, while simultaneous regional productions pop up with other actors playing Ben Rimalower, including two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus in New York. His Do You Have Patti Issues? PSA with Alan Cumming and Patti LuPone was a homepage selection on FunnyOrDie. He is a regular contributor to Vulture, Playbill, Out, Time Out New York, Decider and New Now Next and his short story, "Little Old Sam," was included in the book "My Dog, My Friend."

As an actor, Ben has been seen at Joe's Pub in Our Hit Parade, and Murray Hills Oscar Night show, as both Patti LuPone and Elaine Stritch in You Like Me and as a literally flaming Jack Nicholson in The Witches of East Village at the Gramercy Theatre with Coco Peru and Chad Michaels, in addition to the upcoming The Night Elaine Stritch Died by Matte O'Brien. Television appearances include Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey, Watch What Happens Live, ABCs Extreme Makeover and Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch's Halloween Adventure. Ben directed and produced the Off-Broadway plays Joy at Actors Playhouse, (Out Magazine: Top Ten Theatre) and The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero at Daryl Roth's DR2 Theatre, as well as numerous off Off-Broadway plays, readings, benefits and concerts. He has earned the title the Midas of Cabaret by The Advocate, helming a slew of solo shows, most notably conceiving and directing Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (Time Out New York Award) and subsequently producing Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records long- awaited recording, "Patti LuPone at Les Mouches." Follow @benrimalower on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and visit benrimalower.com.

Aaron Mark is a New York-based director and playwright. As writer-director his credits include Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega at LAByrinth Theater Company (3 Drama Desk nominations), Another Medea with Tom Hewitt for AFO at Cherry Lane and Wild Project, and the upcoming Squeamish with Alison Fraser. His plays Empanada Loca and Deer are published by Dramatists Play Service. Directing credits include The Mystery of Irma Vep and Deathtrap at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Ben Rimalower's award-winning Patti Issues and Bad With Money at The Duplex and on tour, Hedwig and the Angry Inch for BC/EFA at New World Stages, and numerous readings and cabaret acts. He is the writer-director of three independent feature films and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

The Art House is Provincetown's premier entertainment venue and Cape Cod's summer home to top Broadway talent, internationally touring cabaret artists, stand-up comics and America's cutting edge drag artists. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale, The Art House in Provincetown, MA, is the original home to the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, which premiered in 2011. The Broadway @ series also premiered in 2013 in New Orleans, in Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) with Megan Mullally and in London's West End with Patti LuPone at the Leicester Square Theater. The series has since travelled to Chicago @ The Steppenwolf, Beverly Hills @ The Wallis, New Orleans @ The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Fort Lauderdale @ The Parker Playhouse, San Francisco @ The Nourse Theatre, Arizona @ Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Las Vegas @ The Smith Center, and Sarasota @ The Van Wezel among other cities. Other artists who have participated in the series include Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel and many other stars of stage and screen. If you're looking for "what to do on Cape Cod" this summer, The Art House season is music and comedy entertainment not to be missed! Info at markcortalepresents.com.

IF YOU GO:

Mark Cortale Presents:

PATTI ISSUES

written and performed by Ben Rimalower

directed by Aaron Mark

Monday, August 28 @ 9:30 PM

At The Art House, 214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.

The Art House is wheelchair accessible.

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