Rockville Centre's Madison Theatre to Present LONG ISLAND EXPRESS PLAYS and CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 10/28 & 29
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by BWW News Desk
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College of Rockville Centre, New York (Angelo Fraboni, Artistic Director), will present a benefit reading of Long Island Express Plays, written by Eugene Pack, on Sunday, October 28, at 3pm. The reading will star Noah Fleiss ("Fringe"), Helen Hanft (Moonstruck), Carol Kane ("Cheers," Princess Bride, "Taxi"), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, "Weeds"), and Dayle Reyfel (Drama Desk Winner for Celebrity Autobiography).
Authored by Long Island native, Emmy nominee, and Drama Desk winner Eugene Pack, Long Island Express Plays are a 'Four Pack' of short comedic plays featuring characters and stories taking place in and around Long Island. Love, brief encounters, madcap romance, and shocking family secrets revealed, the evening delivers an expressway of laughs.
The one-night-only reading of Long Island Express Plays is the closing event of the ArtsAlive Long Island Festival and benefits the development of Long Island playwrights.
On Monday, October 29, the Drama Desk Award-winning off-Broadway sensation Celebrity Autobiography plays a one-night-only engagement at the Madison with a cast that includes Carol Kane, Sherri Shepherd, Ralph Macchio, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, and Alan Zweibel.
Celebrity Autobiography, hailed as a critic's pick by The New York Times, features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy,Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and VAnna White.
No performance of Celebrity Autobiography would be complete without the infamous memoirs of Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, which are edited together to create a Rashomon-esque playlet, and the hilarious Burt Reynolds-Loni Anderson he said/she said saga.
Celebrity Autobiography, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, features a line-up of rotating performers who read-in both solo and ensemble pieces- the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
Tickets for both events ($25 for October 28, which includes a pre-show reception, and $20 for October 29) may be purchased by phoning (516-678-5000, ext. 7715) or by visiting www.madisontheatreny.org or www.ovationtix.com.