NEWS RELEASE — “The MisMatch Game” RETURNS TO LALGBT CENTER FOR TWO NIGHTS ONLY — SAT 8/29 & SUN 8/30
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
and Dennis Hensley
The MisMatch Game
WITH HOST DENNIS HENSLEY
LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S RENBERG THEATRE
FOR AN END-OF-SUMMER COMIC FREE-FOR-ALL
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Saturday, August 29 at 8pm
Sunday, August 30 at 7pm
It’s time once again to “get ready to match the stars” with a new edition of Dennis Hensley’s The MisMatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times calls, “witty, ribald … an adventure in surrealist era bending.” The side-splitting parody of the 70s game show returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre for two hilarious nights, Saturday, August 29 at 8pm and Sunday, August 30 at 7pm.
Producer and host Dennis “Gene Rayburn” Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of some of L.A.’s most creative, hilarious, and demented comic minds. Hensley and company are once again generously donating the proceeds to benefit the Center’s array of free and low-cost services. Since its debut in 2004, The MisMatch Game has raised well over $100,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. With kitschy prizes for volunteer contestants pulled from the audience, it’s time to dig out that leisure suit for another run of the perennial cult favorite.
Fractured celebrity impersonations include such luminaries (living and otherwise!) as Zooey Deschanel, Bea Arthur, Harvey Fierstein, Cher, Ricardo Montalbán, and Tim Gunn. The casts for these shows will be posted at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre.
The MisMatch Game regularly fills the house at its irregularly scheduled gigs at the Renberg Theatre. Audiences keep coming back for the razor’s-edge improv and the racy, anarchic, and decidedly un-PC wit and wildness. The Advocate honored The MisMatch Game with a “10 Best Theatre” citation that said, “This recurring Los Angeles happening re-imagines the ‘70s TV game show The Match Game with full-camp press and excellent sub-lebrity impersonations.”
General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038. Free onsite parking is available.
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