Celebrating All Things Ann Landers
"Dear Ann Landers, can you tell me what I should do for a fun night out?"
If the celebrated advice columnist were alive today, she might just advise readers to see the Boston-area premiere of "The Lady With All The Answers," written by David Rambo and drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers herself, with the cooperation of her daughter, Margo Howard.
The Nora Theatre Company will presents Rambo’s funny and touching play about everyone’s favorite advice columnist from May 13 - June 26 at Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Directed by Daniel Gidron, "The Lady With All The Answers" takes place over the course of a long night in 1975 Chicago, as “the lady with all the answers” for others grapples with a big dilemma of her own. While revisiting her favorite columns on such topics as nude housekeeping and the correct way to hang toilet paper, Landers, played by Stephanie Clayman, composes the most important letter of her life.
Stephanie Clayman has been acting professionally for more than two decades, performing at nearly every Boston area theater over the course of her career. Previously with The Nora, she played Antonia in "We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!," and Sally in "Screen Play." She has also worked off-Broadway with the Women’s Project and the Vineyard Theatre, and regionally at such theaters as the Kennedy Center, Trinity Repertory Company, the Huntington Theatre Company, The Publick Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Coyote Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and New Repertory Theatre.
David Rambo's plays include "God's Man In Texas,"
"The Ice-Breaker," "The Spin Cycle," and
a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' "Babbitt." His
plays have been widely produced throughout the country, including productions
at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Geffen Playhouse,
the Old Globe, Denver Center Theatre, Alliance
Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis,
Northlight Theatre, the Magic Theatre, Laguna Playhouse,
and the Florida Stage. He has adapted several classic
screenplays for live performance, including "All About Eve,"
"Casablanca," "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" and
"Adam's Rib." His adaptation of the "Sunset
Boulevard" screenplay was performed at the Hollywood Bowl
accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra playing Franz Waxman's original
-- OnStage Boston
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