Monday, April 6, 2009

ATC Production of "Somebody/Nobody"

Jessica Martin, Jeremy Stiles Holm and Alexandra Tavares
Arizona Theatre Company’s
World Premier Comedy
Photo by Tim Fuller

Phoenix April 7-19, 2009

Sheena is a somebody who wants to be a nobody. Loli is a nobody desperate to be a somebody. In this hilarious world premiere comedy about Hollywood, fame and the TMZ, renowned playwright Jane Martin takes dead aim at our culture of celebrity. So you think you want to be famous? So did teen idol and “shark-movie” star Sheena Keener, the darling of the press, the obsession of the paparazzi, and the goddess of the E! Channel. But now she can’t stand to be looked at anymore and her Godzilla of an agent is on the warpath. When Sheena ends up on the doorstep of naïve newcomer Loli, a recent arrival from Flatt, Kansas, it’s a wild ride on the road to fame. Somebody/Nobody is a laugh-out-loud look at modern life and our unending quest for fifteen minutes of fame.

Erin invited me to the opening night for this production in Phoenix. It was very entertaining, very lively and a whole lot of fun. If you are looking for a dose of theatre and want to see something upbeat and happy, check this play out!

I was happy to see the theatre was so full! In a time of economic crisis, arts organizations always struggle. Donations and ticket sales tend to dwindle because it is considered a your local theatre, no matter what theatre that may be.
Live art is an important part of our past, an important part of our present and hopefully will be animportant part of our future. There is nothing quite like a live production.

As usual, ATC proves to be a wonderful Arizona asset. We are so fortunate to have a professional theatre.

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