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NEWS RELEASE — “THE MISMATCH GAME” RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S RENBERG THEATRE — SAT 7/23 & SUN 7/24

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
and Dennis Hensley
Present

The MisMatch Game
CREATED AND HOSTED BY DENNIS HENSLEY

RETURNING TO
LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S RENBERG THEATRE
FOR A SUMMERTIME COMIC FREE-FOR-ALL

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Saturday, July 23 at 8pm and
Sunday, July 24 at 7pm

The Mismatch GameIt’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 on Saturday, July 23 at 8pm and Sunday, July 24 at 7pm.

The cast on Saturday 7/23 will include (in alphabetical order) Julie Brown (Kim Kardashian), Rachel Butera (Rosie O’Donnell), Danny Casillas (Reba Areba), Jackie Clarke (Elizabeth Taylor), Nicol Paone (Arianna Huffington), and Felix Pire (Ricardo Montalban). On Sunday 7/24 the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Jackie Beat (Bea Arthur), Drew Droege (Tanya Roberts), Maile Flanagan (Danny Bonaduce), Tom Lenk (Zooey Deschanel), and Oscar Quintero (Kay Sedia). All appearances are subject to availability. Visit www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre for updates.

Creator, producer, and host Dennis “Gene Rayburn” 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.

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 honoredThe 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. The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at 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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07-06-16

PRESS RELEASE — ANIL KUMAR’S “RISE AND SHINE [I THOUGHT I WAS WHITE]” OPENS SATURDAY 9/13 AT LET LIVE THEATRE

BAD HINDU
IN ASSOCIATION WITH EAST 4TH STREET
AND OFF-CHANCE PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
RISE AND SHINE [I Thought I Was White]
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ANIL KUMAR
DIRECTED BY REENA DUTT

OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
LET LIVE THEATRE @ THE ACTORS COMPANY

Rise and Shine posterBad Hindu in association with East 4th Street and Off-Chance Productions has announced Rise and Shine [I Thought I Was White], written and performed by Anil Kumar for a limited engagement at the Let Live Theatre @ The Actors Company. Directed by Reena Dutt, Rise and Shine will play one preview performance on Friday, September 12 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, September 13 at 8pm. The show will run through October 12 only.

Rise and Shine [I Thought I Was White] is an uplifting, heartwarming, hilarious story about a young man coming to terms with his parents, his culture, and ultimately himself. Told through the voices of his Punjabi immigrant family in the heartland of America, Ohio native Anil Kumar’s energetic and passionate performance shares a universal tale of bravery, connection, and self-acceptance. Sometimes enlightenment takes the path of most resistance.

Anil Kumar is a classically trained actor who has performed onstage in almost every major city in the United States. He has collaborated and performed with many theatre notables such as Terrence McNally, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Joseph Chaikin, George C. Wolfe, Valerie Harper, Liev Schreiber, and Lynne Meadow to name only a few. Kumar originated the role of Mohamed in Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, performing in the play on Broadway and on tour for over two-and-a-half years. As a founding member of East 4th Street Productions, he created, produced, and originated roles in various productions including Backseats and Bathroom Stalls (later titled Love Sucks), What’s Wrong with Getting Laid?, The Dairy Farm: Land of Milk, and Hunnies. Television credits include Revenge, Nip/Tuck, Inconceivable, Six Feet Under, 24, Miss Match, JAG, The Agency, ER, Law & Order: SVU, and Oz, among others. Film work includes The 5, The Ode, Pride and Glory, The Two Faces of Janus, Westbank Brooklyn, Marmalade, Story of a Bad Boy, The Karaoke King, and American Desi.

Reena Dutt’s directing credits include working with 2Cents, Fierce Backbone, The Vagrancy, Theatre of NOTE, Sacred Fools (winner of 2010 Fast & Loose Fest), The Blank, Piano-Fight Productions (SF), Disha Theatre (NYC), and Off-Chance Productions (a media collective she co-founded). For film, she directed 3 Puffs of Gold (currently traveling the festival circuit), and she was a finalist for New Filmmakers Los Angeles: On Location competition (2011). As a producer, Dutt was involved with Off-Chance’s LAWeekly and Ovation Award- winning shows The Limitations of Genetic Technology and Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto (which later went on to a full run at The Culture Project in NYC), and NOTE’s LA Weekly Award-winning production of The Wreck of the Unfathomable.

The set design for Rise and Shine [I Thought I Was White] is by LA Weekly Award-winner David Mauer, lighting design is by Ric Zimmerman, projection design is by Corwin Evans, and sound design is by Tony Award nominee Cricket Myers. Musical direction is by the internationally acclaimed Samrat Chakrabarti, and cinematography is by Lock and Monkey Productions. Genesis Artists of the Year Shivani Thakkar choreographs, the stage manager is Aaron Saldana, and Sara Fenton serves as producer.

There will be one preview performance on Friday, September 12 at 8pm and and opening is set for Saturday, September 13 at 8pm. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm through October 12 only. There will be no performance on Friday 10/3 and there will be an additional performance on Monday 10/6 at 8pm. General seating admission is $22 and tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/742984 or by calling (323) 207-8198. For more info, visit www.riseandshinetheplay.com or www.ithoughtiwaswhite.com.

Let Live Theatre @ The Actors Company is located at 916A N. Formosa Avenue in Los Angeles, 90046.

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08-08-14

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