Mad Cow Announces The Cast & Creatives For BUYER AND CELLAR
Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team of Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar, an uproarious evening with a friend who has a story to tell, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock stage Aug. 10, 2018 as the final production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21. Mad Cow is elated to bring this irresistible one-man comedy to Orlando.A struggling Los Angeles actor takes a job working in the basement of a beloved megastar - and then one day Barbra Streisand herself ventures downstairs. Buyer & Cellar is an elegant, intimate, and delicious experience between actor and audience, which allows both to ponder the loneliness of celebrity and the love-hate relationship between gay men and the divas they adore. "Buyer & Cellar is an inventive, witty and laugh-out loud comedy," says Mitzi Maxwell, Mad Cow's executive director. "You will fall in love with this play. It's a great way to spend a summer evening." Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award and the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding solo show, Buyer & Cellar premiered at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre off-Broadway in 2013 and soon transferred to the larger Barrow Street Theatre, where it had a 13-month run. The New York Times described Buyer & Cellar as "a seriously funny and remarkably sustained slice of absurdist whimsy on which both Barbra lovers and haters will be sold." The New Yorker called it "a fantasy so delightful you wish it were true." Louie Gravance* plays Alex More, the solo character in this show. Mad Cow welcomes Louie to his first Mad Cow production. He spent many years as a Citizen of Hollywood at Walt Disney World and is a veteran of many stage productions. Philip Nolen*, a veteran actor at Mad Cow (The History Boys, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Private Lives), takes on the role of Buyer & Cellar's director and is joined by set designer Cliff Price (Bad Jews), lighting designer Amy Hadley (Silent Sky, Bad Jews) and costume designer Alison Reid (The Little Foxes). Sound designer Ellie Petro is new to Mad Cow. *Member of Actors' Equity Association
Previous work with Mad Cow in parentheses.