Celebration Presents THE INCREDIBLE LIFE AND WONDROUS ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING FABULOUS FRED
Celebration Theatre presents, in association with The Aliiance of Los Angeles Playwrights, as part of its New Works Reading Series, The Incredible Life and Wondrous Adventures of the Amazing Fabulous Fredby Dan Berkowitz, directed by Alan Wethern and performing one night only on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30pm at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Hollywood.
THE INCREDIBLY LIFE AND WONDROUS ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING FABULOUS FRED follows Fred, a gay insurance salesman and world-class hypochondriac. But under his nerdy exterior beats the heart of a fabulist, with fantasies of flying secretly to England to meet his real mother the Queen... joining a Mexican cult which celebrates vegetables... and cross-dressing so no one notices by wearing his evening gown under his suit.
When Fred is diagnosed with a disease so rare only other hypochondriacs have heard of it, he must confront a surreal health care system, skeptical friends, and lovers. After an excruciating death, Fred returns from The Other Side to let us know that love is what really drives the universe. It's comedy, it's drama, it's magical realism, it's vaudeville... and a little Monty Python too...
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST
Dan Berkowitz (Playwright) is a member of the Council of The Dramatists Guild of America, the professional association of playwrights, composers, and lyricists; and Co-Chair of The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). His writing for the stage has been produced off-Broadway, at major regionals, and in other venues across the US and Canada, and includes the popular revue A... My Name Is Still Alice, and There's No Place Like Hollywood!, nominated for LA's Ovation Award for Best Musical. Dan is a graduate of Princeton, did grad work in theatre at Berkeley, studied with famed acting teacher Stella Adler, and also produces, directs, and is a script and production consultant. His non-theatrical activities over the years have included serving as Co-Chair of the City of West Hollywood's Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board and President of The Tom of Finland Foundation. http://danberkowitz.com.
ALAN WETHERN (Director) Alan Wethern, a company member of Celebration Theatre, is proud to direct this reading for the stage, after spending the last few years producing both reality tv and indie films, alike. An avid theatre-goer, he enjoys staying active, volunteering, and finding time for a good book whenever possible. His recent production credits include: Cabaret, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Damaged Furniture, and W.P.G. The Oklahoma native is a graduate of OCU's MBA program, as well as The Los Angeles Film School immersion program.
NATHAN FRIZZELL (Producer) Since 2013, Nathan has been the Executive Producer of Celebrating New Works as Literary Director of Celebration Theatre. During that time, Celebration has aimed to give voice to new works by over 40 LGBTQ and Allied artists. As part of Celebration Theatre, Nathan has appeared onstage and produced numerous mainstage productions including Booty Candy, Die Mommie Die!, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the Ovation Award-winning West Coast premiere of The Boy From Oz. Last year, Nathan- along with Jay Marcus and Tom Detrinis- developed the world premieres of two smash hits So Long, Boulder Cityand Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad on Craigslist which sold out lengthy runs in Los Angeles before going Off-Broadway in New York. An actor, writer and producer, Nathan is proud to have been a Celebration Theatre company member since 2005. http://www.nathanfrizzell.com
PRICING Admission is free... with donations gratefully accepted. Celebrating New Works is produced by Celebration Theatre's Literary Director Nathan Frizzell. Celebration Theatre is headed by its Co-Artistic Directors Michael Matthews and Michael A. Shepperd, along with its Executive Director Michael C. Kricfalusi. This reading is produced in association with The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. Please visit www.laplaywrights.orgfor more information.