SON OF A HUTCH Extends thru 5/31 at Stage Left Studio
Joe Hutcheson shares a hilarious collection of stories about growing up gay in the Hutcheson family, where all the men are nicknamed "Hutch" and boys who identify with soap opera heroines can't identify with their dads. Until they grow up. Whether trying to get kicked off the football team or making his brother act out scenes from soap operas, Hutcheson shows the audience the 1980's through the eyes of a little gay boy who doesn't want to be a Hutch.
Hutcheson and King have collaborated several times before, including the award winning solo show, Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, which is an official selection of the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival, (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, Critics' Pick of the Cincinnati Fringe Award) and The Geography of a Nervous Breakdown (Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival Best of the Fest Nominee).
All performances take place at Stage Left Studio, 214 West 30th Street, 6th floor, between 7th & 8th avenues. (Subway: N/R/1 to 28th Street, A/C/E/2/3/B/D/F/M/Q to 34th Street.) Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 students/seniors with ID. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.stageleftstudio.net/cms-view-page.php?page=son-of-a-hutch.
Show Dates: Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:30 pm; Friday, May 24th @ 7:30 pm; Friday, May 31st @ 7:30 pm; more info can be found at www.stageleftstudio.net. Running time: 70 minutes with no intermission.
Joe Hutcheson (Writer/Performer) earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State Fullerton and an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Regional credits include Frankie in Forever Plaid, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Garry in Noises Off, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and the Baker in Into the Woods. Joe's first one-man show The Purpose of Matter in the Universeappeared at Stage Left Studio in the summer of 2007 as part of the Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival (nominated for Best Solo Show and Best Sound Design). Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, Joe's second solo endeavor, appeared in the 2008 Left Out Festival, the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival (Overall Excellence Award winner), and the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Critics' Pick of the Fringe winner); the show has also appeared in NYC at the Triad and the Times Square Performing Arts Center, and has returned to the Know Theatre of Cincinnati for a sold-out run. Joe is a classically trained actor, having spent a summer studying the classics at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on a scholarship form the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, an award for Best Classical Performance. www.JoeHutcheson.com
Cheryl King (Director) is the creator and producing director of Stage Left Studio, in NYC, was resident acting coach at All My Children from 2007-2010, and is a playwright, director and actor. Her first solo show "not a nice girl" was produced in LA, NYC, Chicago and Ft. Collins, CO. She has directed over 35 plays and solo shows, including Frank Blocker's Drama Desk-nominatedSouthern Gothic Novel, 180 Days, Taren Sterry's solo show about hospice care, Theresa Gambacorta's The Vegas Project, and Elizabeth Taylor's Finding Elizabeth Taylor. Her second solo show, Grapefruit, by Sally Lambert, was performed at the Wired Arts Festival in NYC in February, 2013, and is now in its 18th month at Stage Left Studio. Cheryl is a member of the Dramatist's Guild. www.cherylkingproductions.com