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MAR 18 – APR 13, 2014

by Ann Randolph

directed by Joshua Townshend-Zellner

in the Kogod Cradle


Ann RandolphFasten your seat belts for a ride you will never forget! Critically-acclaimed writer/performer Ann Randolph joins the Kogod Cradle Series in a special extended presentation of Loveland, an “unforgettable, over-the-top comedy that forces people to think” (The Huffington Post). Randolph brings humanity to the role of Frannie Potts, an irreverent oddball trapped on a plane as she travels from California to Ohio for her mother’s funeral. Accompanied by a cast of hilarious characters, all portrayed by Randolph, we witness the tragedy, beauty and humor that unite us all in grief. Compared to the late Gilda Radner (The San Francisco Examiner) and called “a genius” by comedy master Mel Brooks, Randolph is one performer not to miss. Audiences are invited to stay after the performance for a post-show writing workshop, led by Randolph.

“Very touching … inappropriate in all the right ways.”– Washington Post

Ann Randolph is “A GENIUS!”– Mel Brooks

“Ann Randolph has the inane ability to combine humor, mercy,
rich ridiculousness and tenderness in one fell swoop.
I AM A FOREVER FAN.”– Alanis Morissette

Loveland runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

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“Hugely successful … an unrelenting, energetic performance.”– Broadway World

“[A] powerful evening of theatre … Randolph is a fleet and utterly fearless performer and writer.”– DC Theatre Scene

“[Loveland] has an abundance of remarkable, sometimes absurdist comic flair”– Showbiz Radio

“A perfect balance of humor and poignancy. Ann Randolph … is a marvel.”– Woman Around Town

“You'll laugh. You'll cry ... Randolph mines new depths of hilarity.”– San Francisco Chronicle

“The kind of totally demented, unforgettable, over-the-top comedy that forces people to think.”– The Huffington Post

“Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed.”– SF Bay Gaurdian

“Ann Randolph is a comic genius ... Loveland is a highly recommended MUST SEE!”– San Francisco Bay Times

“Truly uplifting ...
A delightfully funny, wonderfully acted evening of theatre that should not be missed.”– MD Theatre Guide

“You'd have to be crazy to miss this one.”– The Independent

“It's easy to understand why Randolph has won awards for her solo performances and been compared to Gilda Radner ... [Her] characterizations are brilliant.”– The San Francisco Examiner