Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?

Comedy · alexandra ryan · Ages 15+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere


Ever been told to “be who you are” and wanted to just scream? Ever thrown a self-help book across the room? Then “Will the Real Me Please Stand Up” is for you. This is the anti-self help/anti-Ted talk show. Join Alexandra Ryan as she goes down the rabbit hole to figure out what it really means to “be yourself.” Set in La La Land, where actors want to play other people but are required to “be themselves”, the show opens with an at home self-tape audition that causes our heroine to literally fall to the floor. We then meet her inner voices who set out to prove that they are “the one true Alexandra”. This is a one person show with plenty of inner voices to keep you company. Which inner voice will win out in the battle of authenticity? Will our lead discover who she really is? Who knows? But one thing’s for sure, you’ll be entertained along the way! If you’ve ever shrugged off the advice to be yourself or felt like it only made you more confused, this show is a must-see. You’ll discover you’re not the only one. Parental supervision is recommended as themes of complicated families, narcissism, and grief are present. Mon 6/12 @ 7pm Fri 6/16 @ 9pm Thurs 6/22 @ 10pm At Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

LA Times Pick of the Fringe! https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/newsletter/2023-06-07/what-to-do-this-weekend-hollywood-fringe-festival-guide-l-a-goes-out

Gia On the Move Review: The show is raw, vulnerable, and incredibly self-aware but not at all sympathy seeking. Instead, it’s delivered with much humor 


Alex shares her story of what so many of us battle – those voices in our heads that ultimately diminish our light…that is until we take action. In this hilarious, yet poignant solo show, she attacks the stage with infectious energy. You can’t take your eyes off her. Treat yourself this Fringe season and make plans to see this show.

Such a beautiful show. I can’t wait to see it again. It had me laughing, it had me crying. Ryan delivers a gorgeously complex performance that will have you taking a look at yourself and grief in a brand new light.

A deeply moving -and very funny – exploration of identity and family. Alex Ryan is a wonderful, shape-shifting performer and a penetrating, thoughtful writer and person.


Production Team

* Fringe Veteran