Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nobody Dies in Name Change

The hit play from Canada has a new name; via press release:
The award-winning comedy Killing Kevin Spacey, which is making its U.S. debut at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next weekend, has had a renaming at the request of Kevin Spacey. The play will now be called Channeling Kevin Spacey, a title both Mr. Spacey and the writers behind the play agreed upon during an open dialogue concerning the play going forward.
Tickets for Channeling Kevin Spacey can still be purchased from Broward Center at the pre-established link online, www.browardcenter/killingkevinspacey, or by calling the center directly at 954-462-0222.  Tickets are $35, with performances at 8 p.m. on October 29 and 30.

Channeling Kevin Spacey won the Best of Fringe Awards in Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg. Called brilliant, creative and a hilarious romp by critics, the show revolves around a movie fanatic who is living a dull life that mirrors what he thinks of as the "weak characters" played by Spacey on screen.  When the man decides to change his lifestyle to reflect the hotshot roles of Al Pacino, he runs into hilarious and devastating consequences.

A breakout hit in Canada, the creators and Broward Center cast all have South Florida ties.  Producer and director Elan Wolf Farbiarz co-wrote the comedy with Cory Terry, and both men were raised in the area.  The cast comprised of Scott Douglas Wilson, Monica Mercedes Garcia and Arick Fudali are all currently living and performing here.
Trivia that has nothing to do with Kevin Spacey
A number of years ago, there was an all-female improv comedy group called Big Purse and Matching Shoes.  There were three women named Garcia in the troupe: Aymee Garcia, currently touring in Shrek The Musical;  Elena Maria Garcia, the Carbonell Award winning actress and co-founder of Bluedog Acting School, and Monica Mercedes Garcia, who recently returned to South Florida and has been garnering critical praise ever since.  The three women are only related by their participation in the group.

I did mention it was trivia, right?

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