Rain Pryor to Bring FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES to Borgata, 5/4
RAIN PRYOR stars in this effervescent solo show, which recounts her upbringing in a biracial household (her mother was Jewish) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ms. Pryor, who sings & portrays a range of characters (including, poignantly, her father Richard in a spot-on impression), will appear in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES.
RAIN PRYOR is an acclaimed director, actor, stand-up comedian, educator, speaker & mother. She made her television debut in 1989, as a series regular, T.J., on the hit ABC series "Head of the Class," a character adapted from her own monologues at the request of ABC producers during her second audition. She starred for several years opposite Sherilyn Fenn & Lynn Redgrave, as Jackie, the lipstick lesbian drug addict on the Showtime series "Rude Awakening" & has additionally guest-starred on series such as "The Division" & "Chicago Hope." She appeared numerous times on Johnny Carson & Jay Leno, as well as on "The Late Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" & with Tavis Smiley. Her stage credits include the title roles in the UK tour of The Billie Holiday Story & as Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premiere of Ella, Meet Marilyn, teamed up with award-winning UK soap actress, Sally Lyndsay. She's performed in the Los Angeles production of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, with Nora Dunn of "Saturday Night Live" & Charlene Tilton; Cookin' With Gas with the Groundlings improvisation troupe; The Exonerated with Aidan Quinn & The Who's Tommy at the La Jolla Playhouse. Her memoir, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor, will be re-released by Harper Collins in January.
What the critics say about Rain Pryor & Fried Chicken & Latkes...DATE & TIME: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8pm
PLACE: The Music Box at The Borgata ~ Atlantic City, NJ
RESERVATIONS: Borgata Box Office (www.theborgata.com/shows/the-box-office)