“Man Vs. Stage Manager”
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MATT RITCHEY (WITH JIM NIEDZIALKOWSKI)
DIRECTED BY MATTHEW MARTIN
WORLD PREMIERING AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019
AT THE COMPLX THEATRE HOLLYWOOD
PREVIEW NIGHT: Thursday, June 6th, 10:30 pm
Matt Ritchey, Director and Writer of “ANGEL’S FLIGHT ” (2016 Hollywood Fringe Best Cabaret/Variety Winner, “Top of the Fringe” nominee, “Lumpy-Cramp Spirit of the Fringe, Never In The Box” nominee, “Rogue Shakespeare Award for Artistic Excellence ‘Directing Excellence’” nominee), and Director of “MARTHA WASHINGTON KILLED A REDCOAT” (2017 Hollywood Fringe Best Comedy and Short + Sweet Award Nominee), and “AMERICAN CONSPIRACY” (2018 “Best Director” Honor by TheTVolution), presents his most recent comedy, “BLACKBOXING” at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe. The show is the first Ritchey has written since 2016 and his first ever performance at the Fringe Festival.
“BLACKBOXING,” about a neophyte actor teching his first one-man show, was based on a conversation Ritchey had with Jim Niedzialkowski at the 2018 Fringe. Niedzialkowski stage manages The Dorie Theater for the festival and Ritchey made a joke about doing a show together where an actor annoys his stage manager so much that he prompts revenge on him during the performance.
But the purpose for the show came from Ritchey’s real life. A perfectionist who had been feeling frustrated about lack of forward movement in his life and career, he took Matthew Quinn’s “How To Produce A Fringe Show” Workshop and had a “lightning bolt moment” about doing the one-man show. In a leap of faith, Ritchey booked the space in November with no script and only a basic idea of the plot. Months later, “BLACKBOXING” is ready for its Premiere.
Travis thinks he’s ready for his one man show.
Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Imaginary Reality in association with the Hollywood Fringe Festival presents
Written and Performed by Matt Ritchey (with Jim Niedzialkowski)
Produced by Matt Ritchey
Directed by Matthew Martin
Thursday June 6, 10:30 PM | 45 mins
Friday June 14, 8:30 PM | 45 mins
Sunday June 16, 2:30 PM | 45 mins
Saturday June 22, 4:00 PM | 45 mins
Thursday June 27, 10:30 PM | 45 mins
Saturday June 29, 6:30 PM | 45 mins
The Dorie Theatre
at The Complex Hollywood | 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
TICKETS Available at tinyurl.com/blackboxing or at the door
Ticket Price $20
[email protected] | (213) 840-1582 |
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