Monday, September 24, 2012

The Laughs Go on After the Curtain Goes Down on "Absurd Person Singular"

It was party time—on stage and off—at First Night of Absurd Person Singular on the Segerstrom Stage September 14.

The party started on stage, in three separate kitchens on three consecutive Christmas Eves, and by the time the curtain fell, the audience—exhausted from almost two hours of non-stop chuckles—stumbled onto Ela’s Terrace to catch their collective breaths and prepare for the next party.  They were joined by the six actors whose performances had caused all the hysteria (Tessa Auberjonois, Robert Curtis Brown, JD Cullum, Kathleen Early, Colette Kilroy and Alan Smyth).

Also joining the fun was Director David Emmes and the brilliant artists who designed the 1970s sets (Sara Ryung Clement), costumes (Nephelie Andonyadis), lights (Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz) and sound (Sam Lerner)—jazzy music that was picked up at the party.

During the party—which featured hors d’oeuvres with a British twist amid a festive setting with bright red table linens, Floral Creations by Enzo and a chocolate fountain by Elegant Fondue—they sipped the signature cocktail, “Holiday Bliss” and talked (and laughed…and raved) about the show. 

Richard Taylor, Honorary Producer with his wife Jane, led the raves: "Being Honorary Producers for Absurd Person Singular was extra special for us because Jane was born in London and the play is such a hilariously entertaining British comedy. Who says the British have no sense of humor?"

"U.S. Bank has supported many wonderful SCR performances over the years," said Bill Cave, Market President of Honorary Corporate Producer U.S. Bank, "but I can’t remember laughing more than I did during the performance of Absurd Person Singular."

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