UNDER THE JELLO MOLD Opens 6/1 at Complex RUBY Theatre
The World Premiere production of the one-woman show, Under the Jello Mold at The Complex as part of The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival in the Ruby Theatre, June 2017. The play is written by and starring Jennie Fahn and directed by Tom Cavanaugh.
Under the Jello Mold is Jennie's Fahn's one-woman show about how she dealt with her very colorful character of a mother during what turned out to be the final act of her life. Jennie's mother was a force to be reckoned with: a former dancer, never content to merely rehash her past, there was always a story to be embellished, always a name to drop, and always a lesson to teach. From the inevitability of aging, to criminal acts, to life-changing decisions, Jennie survived the onslaught by finding comedy in every possible tragedy. If anyone could make something ridiculous out of the banal, it was certainly her mom; particularly when it came to where she hid the instructions for what to do in case of her death. Told in anecdotes, characters, and even a little song, the show is full of laughs and a lot of heart. In addition, in an unexpected twist, Jennie learns that her mom had more than just burial instructions hidden Under The Jello Mold...
Jennie Fahn (Actor/Writer) is a writer/actor/director. Her first one-woman show, You Mutha! A One-Mother Show ran for two years in Los Angeles and was featured in the 2005 N.Y. Fringe Festival. As an actor, Jennie will appear shortly (pun intended) in the upcoming features The Twin and Muse, and in the new Showtime episodic I'm Dying Up Here. Los Angeles theater appearances include: Grow A Pair...Of Wings (Lounge Theater), Pride And Prejudice (Actors Co-op), Alice In One-Hit Wonderland 1 & 2, Jackson Frost (Troubies/Falcon), Amadeus (with Neil Patrick Harris - Hollywood Bowl), The Wild Party (Musical Theater Guild), Anyone Can Whistle (Matrix), A New Brain (West Coast Ensemble), Up The Week Without A Paddle (Neurotic Young Urbanites), and Wonderful Town (Reprise!). Or you may see her in a re-run of one of her television appearances on The Middle, Heroes, Without A Trace, The Bernie Mac Show, My Name Is Earl, Will And Grace and Becker. She recently wrote and directed her short film, Break, as well as directed several episodes of the web series Insult To Injury. She also is the writer/co-star (with Tippi Hedren) of the short Tea With Grandma. Jennie is the proud wife of Jonathan, and mom of Harry and Sammy.
Tom Cavanaugh (Director/Producer) received an M.F.A. from The Actors Studio Drama School, New York City in May of 2000. In 1999 while at the Studio, Tom was a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Films Writers Foundation Project in Los Angeles. Cavanaugh's one-act play, The Circus Still Comes to Town was produced as part of the Thesis Repertory Season at Circle in the Square Downtown (NYC). Cavanaugh served as Associate Producer for Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) in 2000 and his short plays 50th & 8th and Amen were produced there in special presentation. Under the guidance of playwright Edward Allan Baker, Cavanaugh wrote the one act play Diner Talk in a workshop at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Diner Talk was awarded first prize in the Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival and was produced that summer in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Tom's full-length play Behold was a 2010 finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and was one of three winners of the 2011 Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His one act play, Wonder won the Irene Bashore Award for Playwriting from Firstage Los Angeles. Tom's full-length play Adam & Yoshi is a finalist in the second Annual McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition in McKinney, Texas, one of three finalist for the 2013 New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and won the 2012 Make the House Roar Prize for Comic Plays at the Lionheart Theater in Georgia. In 2014, Behold was given a staged reading with blocking for one night in The Living Room Series of The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, California. Members of the cast included David Marciano (From the television show HOMELAND) as John and Kerris Dorsey (From the television show RAY DONOVAN) as Rachel.
Tom's full-length play, Inland Empress was developed in workshop for over a year with the Fierce Backbone Theater Company of Los Angeles. Inland Empress had its World Premiere at The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles on January 23, 2016. Tom was a member of the 2016 Play Lab at the William Inge Theater Festival in Independence, Kansas with his play, The Circus Still Comes to Town. Tom's stage play Behold, currently is one of twelve plays in the final round of the American Association of Community Theater's 2017 New Play Theater Festival. Tom is a writer member of Bobby Moresco's Actors Gym and a writer member of Fierce Backbone in Los Angeles. Tom is also a member of the La Strata Theatre Company in New Jersey. Cavanaugh has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. since 1998 and is currently living in Los Angeles.
Under the Jello Mold was developed in staged readings and literary development through We Make Movies where it received critiques from the membership.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: June 01 - June 24, 2017
Saturday, June 10 at 1:00pm
Sunday, June 11 at 4:00pm
Saturday, June 17 at 4:00pm
Sunday, June 18 at 2:30pm
Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00p,
Thursday, June 22 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24 at 7:00pm
THE RUBY THEATRE at THE COMPLEX
6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
BOX OFFICE: $15.00 General Admission
For Tickets Go To: http://hff17.com/4402
•PREVIEW SHOW FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL on JUNE 1st *
Discounts for Senior Citizens