Is Funnier Than Fiction In
At Lyric Stage Company
One Night Only - October 17
It started in New York and became one of the most sought-after
"tongue in cheek" tickets in town. Now "Celebrity
Autobiography" comes to Boston, specifically to
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, for one night only -- October
in association with Angelo Fraboni, Peter Martin, Rick Newman, Eugene
Pack, and Dayle Reyfel, the evening of readings will feature:
"Saturday Night Live" star and Lexington native
Rachel Dratch (at left) along with Boston and Lyric Stage favorites
Larry Coen, Timothy John Smith, Kathy St. George plus
"Celebrity Autobiography" creators Eugene Pack and
"Celebrity Autobiography" gives audiences the chance to experience
a variety of jaw-dropping, self-involved vignettes torn straight from
the pages of the most unforgettable celebrity tell-alls. From the “he
said-she said” accounts of Burt & Loni to the
Britney Spears diary, Mr. T’s
acting tips, the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers,
Justin Bieber’s backstage confessions, the re-enactment
of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s courtship and
the most famous Hollywood love triangle in history -- Elizabeth
Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
The most delicious part is that it’s all in their own words, proving
that truth really is funnier than fiction. The actual readings on October
17 will be announced from the stage that night.
Running for three sold-out years in New York "Celebrity Autobiography"
won the 2009 Drama Desk Award in the category of Unique
Theatrical Experience and the 2010 Bistro Awards.
Having grown up in Lexington, Rachel Dratch graduated
from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology.
She then moved to Chicago where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic.
She went on to tour with the Second City Touring Company
and eventually advanced to the Second City Mainstage.
After leaving the Mainstage, she wrote and performed in the two-person
sketch show "Dratch and Fey" with Tina
Fey. In the fall of 1999, Rachel joined the cast of "Saturday
Night Live" where she performed for seven years. Her memorable
characters include Boston teen "Denise," the "Lovers"
professors with Will Ferrell, junior high school student
"Sheldon," and the always dreary "Debbie Downer."
(As a fun side fact, Larry Coen was Rachel Dratch’s teacher when
she was at Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School in Waltham).
Lyric Stage will present additional editions of "Celebrity
Autobiography" during the 2011-12 season. Dates and cast members
will be announced in the months ahead.
For tickets and information to the October 17 event, stop
by the Lyric box office at 140 Clarendon Street, call 617-585-5678 or