Personal story laid bare on WICA stage

Actress and storyteller Ann Randolph has quite the life story to tell, from living in an Appalachian mental institution to working with Mel Brooks and Ann Bancroft in an off-Broadway play.

  • Friday, February 26, 2016 6:05pm
  • Life

Actress and storyteller Ann Randolph has quite the life story to tell, from living in an Appalachian mental institution to working with Mel Brooks and Ann Bancroft in an off-Broadway play.

Randolph will take an audience through her journey, “Inappropriate in All the Right Ways,” complete with TED Talk-style pointers about how to live life like she has during her one-woman show Wednesday, March 2 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

“People often come up to me after my autobiographical solo shows and share their own stories with me, and I thought why not do it in the theater,” Randolph said, in a news release. “We all want to feel that our story matters and I wanted to create a structure and format for the audience to have a chance to speak their story.”

After hearing about Randolph’s travails, the audience is invited to share their own life stories, both the highs and the lows.

She is an award-winning playwright and performer whose multi-character, solo show “Squeeze Box” was produced by Brooks and Bancroft and became an acclaimed off-Broadway hit. Her most recent solo production, “Loveland,” won her an award for her performance from the San Francisco Examiner.

Tickets for “Inappropriate in All the Right Ways” cost $21.50 for adults and $19.50 for seniors and students, and are available online at https://tickets.wicaonline.com/public or at the WICA box office.

 

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