SUGAR DADDY Plays the Lounge 2 in Hollywood 10/22-11/20

By: Sep. 22, 2010

Wickedly funny, incisive and hip, Fielding Edlow's newest comedy chronicles one woman's epic battle with frosty cupcakes (not vegan), breaking up with Daddy, and learning to stand the sound of her own heartbeat. Paul Stein directs Sugar Daddy in a five week run, October 22 through November 20 at the Lounge 2 Theatre in Hollywood.

Edlow's latest play is a shocking and hilarious one-woman descent into a Mike Tyson-like, 50-round battle with sugar, an inappropriate father, and a collagen-happy, narcissist mother.

"I'm interested in developing the idea of a character with an Electra complex," explains Edlow, whose previous plays include NYC Fringe Festival 'Best of Fringe' winner Coke-Free J.A.P. ([Edlow is a] gifted scripter" - Daily Variety) and The Something-Nothing ("GO!" - LA Weekly). "I feel like so much has been done with the Oedipal complex. In Sugar Daddy, my character regales the audience with tales from the Daddy crypt and gold medal Olympic binging."

"Fielding's characters speak a language that is how we speak - but it's not," says Stein. "It's quick-witted and heightened, funny and startling. Her writing is reminiscent of Diablo Cody, or a female Neil LaBute - yet it's completely unique."

Fielding Edlow, a native New Yorker, has had her plays produced/workshopped in New York and Los Angeles with Naked Angels, NY Stage & Film, PSNBC, Dixon Place, The Culture Project, NY Fringe Festival and Home for Contemporary Arts. Her one-woman show, Coke-Free J.A.P., was performed in the NYC Fringe Festival and received the "Best of Fringe" award from Back Stage. It subsequently premiered in L.A, where it had a four-month, sold-out run at the McCadden Theatre with director Craig Carlisle. Her play Admissions was a semi-finalist in Reverie Productions' 2008 Next Generation Playwriting Contest and was workshopped at NY Stage & Film, Naked Angels, and with Circle X Theatre Company. The Something-Nothing was produced by the Mineral Theatre Co. in Los Angeles last season to critical acclaim. She is part of a playwriting group that includes Lee Blessing, Jim Leonard and Melanie Marnich where she develops most of her work. As an actress, Fielding has performed at PSNBC, Naked Angels, The Cherry Lane, New Georges, the NY Fringe Festival and The Culture Project. Los Angeles credits: Mike O'Malley's Diverting Devotion at Art/Works Theatre (L.A. premiere), Miss Julie at the Lillian Theatre and The Something-Nothing at the Lounge Theatre. She trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and in L.A. and plays with the UCB indie team, "Sworn To Sedition." Fielding has performed many of her stories with 'Show n Tell' and 'Sit n Spin' at the Comedy Central Stage.

Paul Stein's recent directing credits include: W. Kamau Bell's The Bell Curve: Ending Racism in an Hour at PS 122 in New York City; Antonio Sacre's My Penis: In and Out of Trouble at Theatre Asylum in Hollywood; and Carla Snowden's Girl Overboard at both the Hollywood Fringe and Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. Other directing credits: VS. Theatre's West Coast premiere of The Credeaux Canvas (Critic's Choice -Los Angeles Times, Ovation nominee); Not Dead Yet for Next Arena (LA Weekly Award, NY International Fringe); Canadian writer Chris Leavins' solo works, Posterchild and Little Monsters, at Passe Muraille in Toronto; and the U.S. premiere of the award-winning Hard As Nails by British playwright Jon Osbaldeston. Other recent endeavors: conceiving and producing The Car Plays, a unique, theatrical site-specific event; finishing a successful stint as Artistic Director of Moving Arts; producing the world premiere of Crumble, Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake by Sheila Callaghan and E.M. Lewis' ensemble drama Infinite Black Suitcase. In 2009, Paul was selected to participate in Directors Lab Chicago, and he was a recent semi-finalist for Center Theatre Group's Sherwood Award. Currently, Paul holds the position of Artistic Director of the Comedy Central Stage, a development theater sponsored by the network. Some performing talent has included: David Koechner, Sarah Silverman, Daniel Tosh's Tosh.0, Demetri Martin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Mencia, Lonely Island featuring Andy Samberg, Dr. Katz Live! and Reno 911!

Set design for Sugar Daddy is by Jeff Robinson; lighting design is by François-Pierre Couture, and sound design is by Ron Klier. Ginger Perkins produces for Lemonade Productions.

Sugar Daddy opens for press on October 22 and continues through November 20. Performances take place every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. All tickets are $15.00. The Lounge 2 Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood CA 90038. To purchase tickets, call 323.960.7792 or go to



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