NO BOUNDARYS AT HFF2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Noel Olken
[email protected] (213) 448-0501
Waitergonebad Presents “No Boundarys” at 2012 Hollywood Fringe
Los Angeles, CA – April 25, 2012 – Noel Olken may have gone to public school, but he really does know how to spell.
The choice to title his latest one-person show No Boundarys is an intentional play on words.
No Boundarys is about life, death and camping. Mostly life, some death, and a lot of camping. It’s a one-person show about two guys on a canoe trip to the beautiful Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota, where it’s so quiet and peaceful, even a small plane seems out of place. After a long day canoeing and portaging, there’s nothing better than sitting by a fire under the stars, drinking scotch and telling stories of gamblers, drinkers, dreamers, bears and loons. What happens in the Boundary Waters, stays there. And what happens outside never gets in.
No Boundarys is also about losing a father. The main character lost his father 9 weeks earlier, and he tells his friend stories about his old man, about growing up in a Jewish household full of secrets. When your father was a bookie, loose lips sink ships. That leads to stories about the people and events that shaped his life. He explores his inner world (sometimes with the help of mind expanding compounds) and the world around him. It’s these events and stories, both large and small, which change us and shape us and make us who we are.
No Boundarys features a sound design by Jeff Gardner (Kill Your Television, Antaeus Theatre).
Noel Olken is an actor and director from Chicago, IL. As a teen he studied with Mickey Henningsen at Teen Footlighters. Other alumni of Teen Footlighters include Steven Poster, ASC (Donnie Darko, The Box), and his contemporaries David Razowsky (Second City Mainstage) and Tony Award winning producer Michael Leavitt. He later studied in Paris with Etienne Decroux and Daniel Stein.
In 2005 he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Black Forest Theatre Company in Henry Goodbar, Telepath.
Olken worked in theatre and film in Chicago before relocating to Los Angeles in 2006.
No Boundarys will have six performances during the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. There will be a special press preview on June 9th at 2:30pm, but press is welcome to attend any performance during the festival.
No Boundarys is a sixty-minute one-person show written and performed by Noel Olken. It is part of the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Asylum Theatre, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038.
Tickets are $10 for the June 9th preview, and $12 during the festival. Dates and times are below. All press are invited to attend. To request a press pass contact Olken at 213.448.0501 or [email protected] Requests can also be made through the Fringe Festival box office or press dept. Regular tickets can be purchased at the Fringe Central Box Office at Open Fist Theatre Company, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd, at the Fringe telephone ticket center 323-455-4585 or at the fringe website www.hollywoodfringe.org
Details for Calendar Listings:
What: No Boundarys, written and performed by Noel Olken. Sound design by Jeff Gardner.
When: 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival
Saturday June 9 @ 2:30 pm
Thursday June 14 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday June 16 @ 5:30 pm
Sunday June 17 @ 8:30 pm
Thursday June 21 @ 8:30 pm
Saturday June 23 @ 1:00 pm
Where: Theatre Asylum
6320 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Hollywood , CA 90038
How: Noel Olken 213.448.0501 or [email protected]
Tickets: Tickets to all shows are $12, except the June 9 preview, tickets only $10.
Fringe Central Box Office at Open Fist Theatre Company, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd,
Fringe telephone ticket center 323-455-4585
Fringe website www.hollywoodfringe.org
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