What happens when the ex-wife of a rabbi goes off to Hollywood in search of her dreams; raising money for stage and DVD so you can laugh your ass off!
I have a kick-ass, hysterical, poignant, comedic solo show, Please Love Me, that has gotten a rave review from the one theater critic in L.A. who has seen the two shows that I did as part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival. I had audiences laughing till they cried (one of them said she wished she had brought a change of underwear:) It took me ten long years to write and re-write and it is finally ready to take the world by storm, inspiring people to go for their dreams while making them laugh their asses off.
My next step is to book a theater for a 6 week run so it can get more reviews and be seen by more people and hopefully start creating a "buzz" so that industry takes notice and it will be on its way to becoming a hit movie that will reach millions.
My short term goal is to raise $6,000 to produce the show for a 6 week run this Fall or at a theater in Burbank (I already have picked out a wonderful 50 seat theater near my house and local coffee shop) and produce an hour professional-quality DVD to sell and to shop the show around Hollywood. The funds would be used to: rent the theater and technical support; pay the director and video/lighting crew; rent video cameras; hire a publicist; print flyers, posters, postcards, programs, advertising in newspapers,etc; producing and printing DVD's and cases for the DVD's.
Here's what one reviewer wrote about the show :
Hundreds of thousands of people move to Hollywood in search of their dreams to become rich and famous. It seems like every person you meet is either full of hope, living the dream or trying to pick up the pieces from their shattered desires. Henrietta is no stranger to this journey. In the hilarious one-woman show, Please Love Me, she chronicles her life-long journey of healing her past so she can move forward and fulfill her ambitions.
Henrietta begins with the story of her parents who were Holocaust survivors and what it’s like to grow up in that type of household. She then goes to college, attends Woodstock, marries a Rabbi, works a few sex-related jobs, sees a therapist, many therapists, and sleeps with an ex-porn star who is a crack head. You know stuff that all your average 47 year-old woman from the Midwest do.
This was a story that Henrietta was meant to tell. It seemed to ooze from the depths of her life. She poured every ounce of energy into the performance and the audience was in tears from laughter. Her jokes were thoughtful and she didn’t always go for the easy laugh. However, underneath all the humor was the touching story of a beautiful woman who just wanted to be loved and who was desperately trying to find meaning in a world that seemed to not have any.
Whew! that blew me away; he totally got it; it is the story I was meant to tell. It is a story about making your dreams come true and I hope you will help me make my dreams come true and in return, you will get to see my comedy and solo show on DVD and you will laugh a lot; promise.
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