Joey LeBard is doing a one-person show with Arts Equity in town called 21A:
July 10 — 26
BY KEVIN KLING
7:15 pm — Doors open • 8:00 pm — Curtain
General Admission: $20
Plays at the Landmark Theater! Theatre! building
3430 SE Belmont, Portland OR
Kevin wrote “The Ice Fishing Play” in our first season. This one man tour-de-force features Joey LeBard (Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile) playing all eight of the people on a Minneapolis bus.
This hilarious and decidedly different work had them rolling in the aisles at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s famed Humana Festival, where it won the Heidemann Award.
Update 25jul08 @ 12:50pm:
This show has been extended through August 30th, so there’s plenty of time to see it a couple times.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Arts Equity extends one man show “21A” by NPR commentator Kevin Kling
through August 30th.
Portland, Or – July 24, 2008 – (Arts Equity – In the Arena at Theater, Theatre) -Arts Equity extends one man show “21A” by NPR commentator Kevin Kling through August 30th.
“21A” creates a character named Ron Huber, the bus driver of the 21A, who later shows up in another of Kling’s plays “The Ice Fishing Play” produced by Arts Equity in its 2005 season. According to Ron Huber, …”Some of the people have been through sh*t a cat wouldn’t live through. Crazy” No way. They’re just as sane as you or me. Oh, They’re a little odd, most of them, you can bet on that. I don’t know how they keep from crackin up.”
An actual bus route between Minneapolis and St. Paul the 21A has a lot to say about the current Portland/Vancouver mass transportation light rail interstate bridge discussions and the perceptions of those who ride them.
This one man show features Joey LeBard playing all eight of the characters on 21A a Minneapolis bus plus a few more recorded characters so he can make the quick costume changes. Joey LeBard was nominated for an inaugural PAMTA Award in 2008 for his portrayal of Eddie in “Blood Brothers” also at Arts Equity. Other roles at Arts Equity include Leslie the Lizard in Edward Albee’s “Seascape” and Einstein in Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” that ran for the entire summer last season for this Vancouver based theatre company.
“21A” is designed and directed by Llewellyn J. Rhoe.
July 31 at 8pm
August 1,2,8,9,14,15,16,22,23,28,29,30 at 8pm
August 10,24 at 2pm
TICKET PRICES AND INFO:
Daily Internet Specials $12.50 click link below
General Admission $20 at the door
Senior & Student $17 at the door
Box Office Telephone: 360-695-3770
Press Contact: Llewellyn J. Rhoe at 360-695-3770