pamie plugs

because i’m both short on time and nervous

Sometimes the day just gets away from me.

Oh, yesterday’s MTV VMA totals:  I got 8 out of 21 correct.  I put Madonna winning in the wrong category.  If I had thought about it more, I probably would have figured it correctly.  Big surprise:  Eminem.  What I didn’t know was that he was performing.  That changes everything.  Should have done my research.

Well, it’s time for the weekend.  Polaroid Stories opens up tonight.  It feels like we opened on Wednesday, since we’ve been having rather large crowds come to the preview, but tonight is the real deal.

In case you were wanting any press on Polaroid Stories, here it is:

God’s, heroes and gutter punks . . .  oh my!

Frontera’s Polaroid Stories Offers Audiences A Theatrical Experience of Mythic Proportions

Directed by Frontera’s Artistic Director Vicky Boone, inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and written by contemporary playwright Naomi Iizuka, Polaroid Stories is a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories by street kids.

Like their mythic counterparts, these modern day mortals journey through a dangerous world of transcendent mythmaking, storytelling and barbed wire.  Not all of the stories these characters tell are true; some are lies, wild yarns, clever deceits,
baroque fabrications.

Under  Boone’s direction, the cast of Polaroid Stories explores a gritty landscape of loss and longing, in this unflinching look at the poetry and profanity of the larger-than-life lives of children pushed to society’s fringe.

Polaroid Stories features a remarkable young cast including: Pamela Ribon (Monks’ Night Out), Zell Miller III (blood pudding, OT) Aimee McCormick (Love Janis, Silence, Cunning, Exile), Cory Cruiser (AMT’s Gypsy, St. Edward’s A Day in Hollywood), Tara Battani (St. Edward’s A Day in Hollywood and Dancing at Lughnasa), Jenny Larson (St. Edward’s The Cherry Orchard), Adrienne Dawes (Huntington Surrey High School), Jeril Perez (St. Edward’s), Joey Gibson (OT)  and Daniel Lam (A Boy’s Life).

The Story On Polaroid Stories

*Polaroid Stories  runs at Frontera @Hyde Park Theatre from September 8 – October 2. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets are $8 – $10 September 10 – 19, $10 -$12 September 24 – October 2.

*The preview performance of Polaroid Stories (Wednesday September 8, 8 PM) will benefit LifeWorks/Project P.H.A.S.E. Admission to this special evening is Pay-What-You-Wish or by donation of one pair of new socks. In addition to paying what they wish, theatergoers may donate a new pair of socks for admission to all Thursday evening performances. Seating is limited.  Theatergoers are urged to avoid disappointment and call Frontera’s box office at 479-PLAY (7529) for tickets today.

What You Should Know About Vicky Boone

Vicky Boone Is

*The founder and artistic director of Frontera @Hyde Park Theatre, one of Austin’s premier alternative theatres.

*An award-winning director.  Boone has received Austin Critic’s Table Awards for her direction of The Race of the Ark Tattoo, Silence, Cunning, Exile, Weldon Rising , and The Swan.  In addition, she has received 2 B. Iden Payne Awards (Outstanding Directing and Best Comedy) for her work on The House of Yes .

What You Should Know About Naomi Iizuka

*Naomi Iizuka’s other works include Scheherazade, Skin, Marlowe’s Eye and Tattoo Girl.

*Ms. Iizuka is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, a McKnight Advancement Grand, and Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship.

*Naomi Iizuka is a Los Angeles-based playwright. She has a B.A. from Yale University and a M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego.

At-A-Glance

Polaroid Stories
Written by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Vicky Boone
Frontera @Hyde Park Theatre
September 8 – October 2
Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM. $8 – Tickets: $10 September 10 – 19,
$10 -$12 September 24 – October 2
Reservations: Frontera’s box office at 479-PLAY (7529).

So, there you go.  Now you know what it’s about.  For those of you who were waiting to purchase my one person show on tape, here’s the scoop:  they’ve seem to have lost the performance.  They think they taped over the tape.  I guess it’s gone.  But, have no fear, I’m doing it again for MOMfest.  The dates are September 27 and 28 at the Vortex Theatre here in Austin.  My show starts at 9:00pm.   The next chance to catch it is October 8th for my HBO US Comedy Arts Festival audition  (that means Aspen for those of you who haven’t been following along).  That will be at ComedySportz at 5:00pm.

There’s my big page of plugs.  Tonight starts my month and a half tour of Austin’s stages.  Come October 8th, I’ll be one pooped pamie.

Okay.  Take a deep breath.

I hope I turn out okay in the end.

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