The Road Theatre Company presents a reading of “A Good Day at Auschwitz from from Stephen Tobolowsky’s new book, “My Adventures with God” on December 10.
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The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, produced by Ann Hearn and Carlyle King present a fundraiser for one night only to benefit the Road Theatre. A reading from Stephen Tobolowsky’s new book “My Adventures with God.” (“I found myself laughing giddily throughout his fascinating and strangely profound memoir. I hope God gets to read it! ~ Rainn Wilson) Sunday December 10th at 5:30. Wine & refreshments at 5pm with a book signing immediately following the reading. At the Road Theatre on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood.
“A Good Day at Auschwitz” is a true story of Abe, a man Stephen met at his synagogue. Abe was a fellow of great humor and heart who not only survived three years at Auschwitz – certainly the worst place on earth – but he fell in love there. Abe’s life speaks to the resilience of the human spirit, renewal, and hope – even when there seems to be none. Stephen’s rendering of Abe’s story was recorded for NPR and PRI radio, and has been described as “so compelling it required sitting in the driveway to hear the end and letting the ice cream melt.” For the first time, actor Alan Mandell and Stephen will read the story live.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST
STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY is one of the leading character actors in entertainment today. He has appeared in more than 250 movies and television shows. He was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in 2002. He is best known for roles in “Groundhog Day,” “Memento,” “Thelma and Louise,” “Silicon Valley,” “Californication,” “Glee,” “The Goldbergs,” Norman Lear’s new “One Day at a Time” for Netflix and Showtime’s “White Famous.” He wrote and performed “Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party” that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival. He wrote “True Stories” with David Byrne and Beth Henley. His storytelling concert film “The Primary Instinct” was released in 2016 on HULU and is available on iTunes. Stories from his notable podcast “The Tobolowsky Files” have been heard across the country on NPR and PRI radio stations, and can be heard anytime on Slashfilm.com and on iTunes. His first book of stories, “The Dangerous Animals Club,” was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. His second book, “My Adventures with God,” was released April 2017. Fun facts: He played guitar with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first studio recording Stevie ever performed.
ALAN MANDELL has had a distinguished 80-year acting career and is an accomplished voice-over actor. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop and co-founder of the San Quentin Drama Workshop, which started with a performance of “Waiting for Godot” inside the prison. Mandell toured with original productions of “Godot” and “Endgame” directed by Beckett.
He re-created Beckett’s direction for the filming of “Endgame” and also performed in “Endgame” at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and in London and Italy and most recently at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Broadway: “Impossible Marriage.” Off-Broadway: “The Beard of Avon and Godo.” Tour: “Twelve Angry Men” (Ahmanson). Regional: “No Man’s Land” (Odyssey Theatre), “Restoration” (La Jolla Playhouse, NYTW), “The Cherry Orchard” (Taper), “Waiting for Godot” (Taper) and “Trying” (Colony Theatre). Films: “The Marrying Man,” “Midnight Witness,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Shortbus” and “A Serious Man.” Television: “Grey’s Anatomy.”
He has been a producer on and off Broadway, general manager of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, consulting director at LATC and taught at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.
ONE NIGHT ONLY – Sunday, December 10th @ 5:30pm
The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
For tickets – visit www.roadtheatre.org or call 818-761-8838
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