Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre and BLANK Productions proudly present Los Angeles-based Playwright/Actor Brian Stanton’s award-winning, nationally acclaimed, original solo play BLANK. It is followed by staged readings of Good Girls Don’t with Author Patti Hawn, sister to legendary film actress Goldie Hawn, and Stanton. It takes place at the Edison Theatre at 100 College Parkway, Mammoth Lakes, on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 only at 7:00 p.m.
In BLANK, Stanton plays 12 hilarious yet poignant characters to tell his true adoption story, the title referring to the name space on his Original Birth Certificate.
Succeeding BLANK, Patti Hawn complements Stanton’s experience as an adoptee by bringing a birth mother’s perspective of her teenage pregnancy, the surrendering of her son to adoption, and the search to reunite with him 40 years later. Together, Hawn and Stanton stage readings from her brave memoir Good Girls Don’t, followed by a Q & A with the audience.
BLANK, directed by McKerrin Kelly, had its World Premiere in Los Angeles in April of 2010. The production has since visited Off-Broadway New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Dallas, Kansas City, Aspen, Orlando, and San Diego, garnering critical acclaim along the way. Awards include a “Best Solo Actor” award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and two StageSceneLA awards: “Outstanding Actor in a Solo Performance” for Stanton and “Outstanding Director of a Solo Performance” for Kelly.
Good Girls Don’t is the debut literary effort of entertainment publicist Patti Hawn, who shares a deeply personal first-hand account of what it was like to be trapped in an unwanted pregnancy at the close of an era where home economics took precedence over sex education.
Tickets are $20 for adults/$18 seniors/$10 students in advance. At the door: $22