A COMEDIC CAGE MATCH PITTING RACE AGAINST CLASS.
For Immediate Release:
That’s funny. You didn’t sound black on the phone. at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
A comedic cage match pitting race against class.
Media Contact: Jacquetta Szathmari [email protected]
Hollywood, CA (June 6, 2010): NYC-based comedian and screenwriter Jacquetta Szathmari presents That’s funny. You didn’t sound black on the phone. at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 17-27.
Reared in extreme rural Maryland, Szathmari tells three tales of negotiating class and race in an intellectual vacuum where attitudes have changed little since slavery. In “Don’t Give Up on Black People” memories of a playground ultimatum are conjured by a greeting card found in a Harlem hair salon. “The Preppy Handbook” explains how and why a 4th grade Jacquetta schemed for a life of crew races, bold Laura Ashley floral prints, and boarding school—and ended up in Delaware. The concluding piece, “Probably about Church”, is not about soul saving. Not in the least.
Szathmari’s act is a witty, acerbic, and candid commentary on race/class relations and the failures of modern society as observed by a skeptical young girl. That’s funny… was developed and work-shopped at The PIT NYC. The running time is 60 minutes.
That’s funny. You didn’t sound black on the phone.
Written and performed by Jacquetta Szathmari
Theatre Of Arts Arena Stage: Theatre of Arts
1625 North Las Palmas – Hollywood, CA 90028
June 19 at 3:30 PM
Complex Theatres: 6470 Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Boulevard – Hollywood, CA 90038
June 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 11:00 PM
Hudson Theatres: Guild Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard – Hollywood, CA 90038
June 22 & 23 at 8:00 PM
About the Hollywood Fringe Festival
The Hollywood Fringe Festival (June 17-27) includes 176 projects, more than 30 venues, and over 800 performances. Performance styles include cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, physical theatre, music, musicals, opera, theatre, visual arts, and workshops.
For more information visit www.hollywoodfringe.org or www.biggunsbigtobacco.com