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Contact: Allison Landa
2214 ½ Grant St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 654-6512 – home office
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Think Your Roommate’s a Nightmare? Meet ‘Andrea’
NEW YORK, NY – February 3, 2007 – Allison Landa first developed her solo performance ANDREA at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater. Now ANDREA’s headed to the East Coast for its New York stage debut.
ANDREA is based on Landa’s teaching stint in the Czech Republic. Eager to escape a small town and a stifling job, she went house-hunting in Prague. There she met Andrea, a chain-smoking Bostonian with an axe to grind and a room to rent. ANDREA recounts that meeting and the bitter, funny wake-up call it provided.
In 2004, the piece was adapted for the San Francisco television series SEEING VOICES. According to the show’s director, Brandon Nash: “Ms. Landa employs her characters to dramatize the question – to what extent are our failed relationships due to the ideas and prejudices that we accept, uncritically, about what relationships and other people should be?”
Landa will perform ANDREA at FRIGID New York. Opening night is Monday, March 12, at 6 p.m., with subsequent shows on March 13 (7:30 p.m.), March 14 (6 p.m.) March 16 (10:30 p.m.), March 17 (5:30 p.m.). The closing performance is on March 18 at 1 p.m.
All shows take place at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) in Manhattan’s East Village. Tickets are $5, available online through SmartTix (www.smarttix.com; code AND17).
In addition to the Marsh, Landa has performed at Bay Area storytelling events including Inside StoryTime, Tell It On Tuesday, and Porchlight, A Storytelling Series. In May 2007, she’ll return to Europe to perform ANDREA at the Prague Fringe Festival.
For more information about ANDREA, call Allison Landa at (510) 654-6512 or visit the show’s website at www.andrea-solo-show.blogspot.com. For more information about Allison Landa, visit www.allisonlanda.com or call (510) 654-6512.
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