The Bench – with Brunch
September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm |
$40 – $45.00
A Brunch Performance of
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“Thanks to an invitation from one of our favorite WordTheatre couples, Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari, I had the pleasure of discovering Robert Galinsky and his beautiful one man show at a private performance in NY produced by WordTheatre alumni, Chris Noth and Barry Shabaka Henley. Robert’s writing and performance, beautifully directed by Jay O’ Sanders, effortlessly illuminate the humanity of the disenfranchised folks he met living on a bench in his NYC neighborhood. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to experience this remarkable piece at an intimate performance in advance of it’s West Coast run. ” Cedering Fox, Artistic Director of WordTheatre®
Directed by Jay O. Sanders
September 30th 2018
Upstairs at The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Members Toast with Robert Galinsky: 12:45
Performance: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Q&A: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s… It’s solo theater, where 1 actor plays 5 characters, written in dialogue form.
After 9 Straight Sold Out Weeks Off Broadway at Cherry Lane Theater & 21 Weeks Off Off Broadway at East Village Playhouse…
THE BENCH Re-Opens in Los Angeles with a Special Preview for WordTheatre Members & Friends.
A portion of the proceeds will help support the
The Downtown Women’s Center, a homeless shelter.
“This lovingly rendered one-man production is a scrumptious basket of vivid details that sings out with clarion truth. These street walkers, bag men, and tramps are embodied with exacting detail in the kind of star turn that old school actors and worshippers of the craft dream about.” Broadway World
“Galinsky is a theatre operative, impresario, and a bundle of energy and curly black hair.” The Wall Street Journal
“Galinsky effortlessly assumes the bodies and voices of his characters, instantly transforming from one to the next from monologue to dialogue — it is really quite extraordinary.
All that’s really called for is a bench. Other than that, Galinsky doesn’t need any help.”Backstage Magazine
“‘Galinsky’s street dwellers speak in their own voices, and their voices ring true.”The New Haven Independent
“Galinsky is manic, deadpan, and takes aim with psychotic precision.” High Times Magazine
“Galinsky…downtown poet priest.”New York Observer
“Director Jay O. Sanders has built a career on roles that are inseparable from the worlds that spawned them; that same sensibility is certain to be in evidence on The Bench.”
“After seeing this show, I can never look at another homeless person again and not think of what their story is.” Chris Noth
Wardrobe & Costumes Provided byEAST VILLAGE VINTAGE COLLECTIVE
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