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East 14th: True Tales Of A Reluctant Player - 2008 - Off-Broadway

$25.00 - $56.50

What do you do when your mother divorces your father, then remarries a devout follower of "that religion," who takes you door-knocking at 7 o'clock in the morning? You escape and move in with dear old dad of course. Problem solved. Until you discover your real pop is a real pimp...for real. East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player is the hysterical one-man show chronicling Don Reed's true coming-of-age story in 1970s Oakland. From being forced to deliver the gospel door to door, to living on "Ho Row", Don Reed takes you down a road you'll never forget. At times moving and poignant, but always funny to the core, East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player will make you laugh until you cry, and then laugh all over again.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes with no intermission

New World Stages Stage V

(New York, NY)
340 West 50th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2008
For two weeks only, Off-Broadway will offer tickets for only $20 twenty minutes before show time. '20at20' is now a bi-annual celebration of NY's best shows, in the tradition of Restaurant Week!
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 6, 2009
The Marsh Theater, San Francisco's breeding ground for new performance, is pleased to present Don Reed's EAST 14th - True Tales of A Reluctant Player, May 8 - June 14, 2009. Press opening, May 16, 2009. In the spirit of John Leguizamo's 'Freak,' Sarah Jones 'Bridge and Tunnel' and Whoopi Goldberg's 'Whoopi,' comes this hilarious solo show.
by Kristin Salaky - Jul 14, 2008
Perched above the stage in their private bleacher section, just beyond an outfield fence graffitied with the musical's title, conductor Rob Berman and his 25 piece Encores! Summer Stars orchestra might be mistaken for the conservatory cousins of Brooklyn's legendary Dodger Sym-Phony. But instead of serenading umpires from the Ebbet's Field grandstands with double forte arrangements of 'Three Blind Mice,' the musicians of director John Rando's cracker-jack production of Damn Yankees - a 1955 musical that opened in the early weeks of the baseball season that saw Brooklyn beat the Yankees for the borough's only World Series championship - treats 21st Century audiences to that thrilling sound of a Broadway Golden Age orchestra. The detailed movements and textures contained within Don Walker's orchestrations, whether giving comic accents to the pepper-upper 'Heart,' setting a satirical mood for the pseudo-vamp 'Whatever Lola Wants' or lifting a slow ballad like 'A Man Doesn't Know' with phrases that search the mind of the singing character, help bring majestic touches of artistry to this rousing vaudeville disguised as a book musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2010
The Marsh Berkeley opens with Don Reed's 'East 14th - True Tales Of A Reluctant Player' playing from January 22 to February 13, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2010
The Marsh Berkeley opens with Don Reed's 'East 14th - True Tales Of A Reluctant Player' playing from January 22 to February 13, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2010
Laney College Theatre Department's production of the award winning one-man play, 'East 14th - True Tales of a Reluctant Player' will close on Saturday, February 27th at the Laney College Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010
Hot from theatres in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Laney College Theatre Department is excited to present the award winning one-man play, 'East 14th - True Tales of a Reluctant Player,' for its debut in Oakland from Friday, February 19, 2010 through, Saturday, February 27th for four shows at the Laney College Theater.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 18, 2010
Hot from theatres in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Laney College Theatre Department is excited to present the award winning one-man play, 'East 14th - True Tales of a Reluctant Player,' for its debut in Oakland from Friday, February 19, 2010 through, Saturday, February 27th for four shows at the Laney College Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2010
The Marsh Berkeley's production of Don Reed's 'East 14th - True Tales Of A Reluctant Player' closes on February 13, 2010.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 12, 2010
Hot from theatres in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Laney College Theatre Department is excited to present the award winning one-man play, 'East 14th - True Tales of a Reluctant Player,' for its debut in Oakland from Friday, February 19, 2010 through, Saturday, February 27th for four shows at the Laney College Theater.
by Faetra Petillo - Aug 20, 2008
For two weeks only, Off-Broadway will offer tickets for only $20 twenty minutes before show time. '20at20' is now a bi-annual celebration of NY's best shows, in the tradition of Restaurant Week!