Dennis Henlsey's THE MISMATCH GAME Returns to the Renberg Theatre Tonight
Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two more of its riotously unpredictable performances tonight and Sunday, August 8 and 10, 2014.
Producer and host Dennis "Gene Rayburn" Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of some of L.A.'s most creative, hilarious and demented comic minds. Hensley & Company are once again generously donating the proceeds to benefit Center's array of free and low-cost services.
The MisMatch Game has become a Los Angeles cult favorite, regularly drawing multitudes of fans to their irregularly scheduled gigs at the Renberg Theatre.
Cast for Friday, Aug 8
Rachel Butera as "Wanda Sykes"
Drew Droege as "Tanya Roberts"
Maile Flanagan as "Danny Bonaduce"
Sam Pancake as "Rue McLanahan"
Nicol Paone as "Arianna Huffington"
Sixth cast member TBA
Cast for Sunday, Aug 10
Jackie Clarke as "Liz Taylor"
Nadya Ginsburg as "Cher"
Felix Pire as "Ricardo Montalbán"
Marc Samuel as "Bill Cosby"
6th cast member TBA
Cast updates will be posted at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre.
With kitschy prizes for volunteer contestants from the audience, it's time to dig out that leisure suit for an affectionate, irreverent, racy parody of '70s game show insanity. For more info about The MisMatch Game, visit its Facebook page.
Writer/performer DENNIS HENSLEY recently served as Executive Producer/Showrunner on the BounceTV comedy series BRKDWN. He's also been a staff writer on E!'s Fashion Police, Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show, and Lifetime's Lovespring International with Jane Lynch. Hensley was one of Kathy Griffin's "Main Gays" on Season 1 of the reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and served as a consultant on Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race.
He is the author of the novels Screening Party and Misadventures in the (213), for which he just completed a pilot script. His musical dramedy, Rhapsody, about his days as a cruise ship dancer is currently in development with Flower Films. A DVD of his short film projects called The Dennis Hensley 5-Pack, which features the comedies Rubdown, Reunion, Screening Party, Dipshits and Evie Harris: Shining Star is available for purchase at CDBaby.com.
Hensley recently collaborated with comedienne Nadya Ginsburg and filmmaker Glenn Gaylord on the short film, If We Took a Holiday. He plays a 40-something guy who, having recently been dumped by his boyfriend, enlists his actress friend "Nadya" to make his birthday special by pretending to be Madonna all day long. The film hits festivals later this year.
Hensley co-wrote the feature film Testosterone with director David Moreton and appeared in the cult comedy Girls Will be Girls. He was one of four hosts of the national gay radio show Twist and his brand new podcast Dennis Anyone? is available for free on iTunes.
Follow Dennis on Twitter @HensleyDennis and visit his website at www.dennishensley.com.
The MIsmatch Game, created and hosted by Dennis Hensley, will play the Renberg Theatre (200-seat mid-size theater) at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles 90038 (one block east of Highland; just north of Santa Monica Blvd.). Free parking. On Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 General Admission. To purchase tickets, visit www.lagaycenter.org/boxoffice or call 323-860-7300.
About the Los Angeles LGBT Center - Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today our health center, shelters, performance stages and classrooms serve more LGBT people than any other organization in the world. We are an unstoppable force in our community's fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world-a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.