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Johnny '81 - Boyhood Tales from West Hollywood

solo performance · written & performed by john gonzales · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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JOHN GONZALES BRINGS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STORYTELLING SHOW JOHNNY ’81 TO STAGE AT 2019 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

May 07, 2019

JOHN GONZALES BRINGS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STORYTELLING SHOW JOHNNY ’81 TO STAGE AT 2019 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

Hollywood, CA, Release: May 7, 2019: For Immediate Release

It’s 1981! The corpse of disco, the flames of punk, the plastic smell of new wave, and the balls of rock ‘n’ roll, all converge and merge on a seemingly peaceful street in West Hollywood, CA, along with the stories of a 12-year-old boy raised by a pill-popping single mother and the many gay men in their life.

“Storytelling with a pulse!”

Against a backdrop of music, JOHNNY ’81 weaves together a collection of stories based on a 12-year-old boy’s experience of living in West Hollywood during the early 1980’s. These semi-autobiographical tales bring to life the humor and drama of how a group of gay men became strange and amazing surrogate fathers to a pre-teen boy and his younger brother. The show puts forth the premise that the stories of our lives are not made up by ourselves, but rather, by those people who choo

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