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T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! Returns To NYC During Frigid Fest

Kimleigh Smith proudly announces together with director Paula Killen the return of her one-woman show, "T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!" playing The Red Room (85 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) in New York City for a limited-run - playing February 25-March 7. Performances play: February 25 - 6:30pm, February 27 - 2:00pm, March 3 - 9:30pm, March 5 - 11:00pm, March 6 - 5:00pm, and March 7 -6:30pm, as part of the acclaimed Frigid New York Festival.

More show information available at www.TotallyKimleigh.com and www.frigidnewyork.info.

All tickets are $12.00 and available by calling (212) 777-6088 or visiting www.SmartTix.com.

THREE WAYS TO GET TICKETS:
1) Advance sales on smarttix.com 2) A brand new, in-person box office at the FAB office where tickets can be purchased in advance for any performance (http://www.fabnyc.org/)
3) Buying tickets in person at the venue (The Red Room, 85 East 4th Street).

The autobiographical show takes the audience through a journey that is uplifting, heartbreaking
and powerful as they witness the story of Smith, first as a young cheerleader, and then transforming into a powerful woman embracing her inner superhero, reclaiming her sexuality and living as a whole, healthy individual who cheers for life! "You must be willing to sacrifice who you are for what you want to become. That's what "T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!" is all about," says writer and star Kimleigh Smith. The show runs 1 hour (with no intermission).

The Paula Killen-directed show previously played NYC's Teatro La Tea and the 2009 One Festival, plus a sold-out run in Los Angeles. Ms. Smith's stage credits include Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre's productions of "A Clockwork Orange," "Crumbs from the Table of Joy," and "Puddn'head Wilson." "Puddn'head Wilson," went onto play Los Angeles' Falcon Theatre, winning an LA Weekly Theatre Award. In addition, audiences will know Smith from Garry Marshall's hit film "The Princess Diaries."


"Kimleigh's one- woman show is a testimony to the healing power of theater for both the performer and the audience. Her courage, honesty, raw talent and energy exhibited in her performance were inspiring. I recommend this piece to anyone who wants to see a riveting show and catch a star on the rise. Kimleigh is an artist and this show will wake you up and take you on a ride that you won't forget," says actor Billy Wirth.

The FRIGID New York Festival was founded by Horse Trade and EXIT Theatre in February 2007. Since founding The San Francisco Fringe Festival - the 2nd oldest fringe in the United States - nearly 17 years ago, EXIT has learned a thing or two about festival running. They introduced Horse Trade to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) in mid-2006. Besides feedback from dozens of thrilled CAFF participants and artists, Horse Trade was drawn to its main principle: "...to provide all artists, emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their play no matter the content, form or style and to make the event as affordable and accessible as possible for the members of the community," Horse Trade is proud to sign on to the tradition and chill out the New York independent theater scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, the artists take home 100% of their box office, and the festival producers do not receive royalties from future performances. The festival's producers are proud to support self-producing artists' growth and future success. New York City is an indisputable hotbed of groundbreaking talent and they're proud to once again invite artists to take advantage of this opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. Since it's inception in 2007, American Theatre Magazine, Backstage, Playbill, NYtheatre.com, Broadwayworld.com, The Village Voice, and United Stages acclaimed the festival and the work of 29 theater companies featuring almost 250 theater artists from all over the world. The artists flooded downtown Manhattan for two weeks to ecstatic audience members. Nytheatre.com gave full coverage and praise, calling FRIGID "A pleasant surprise," American Theatre Magazine said "This event promises to steam up the independent theatre scene," Backstage.com called it "The first festival of its kind to celebrate independent theater," Playbill, and Broadwayworld called it "a celebration of independent theater tailored to support the artist," and United Stages exclaimed "The coolest show on earth!." NYtheatre.com subsequently named them one of their PEOPLE OF THE YEAR in 2007 and in subsequent years featured many returning artists, a rise in attendance, sold out performances - and even more daring, and original work. More info. at www.frigidnewyork.info

 



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