By David Rambo
Directed by Don Amendolia
April 14 – April 23
8 Performances Only!
“Dear Ann Landers”…For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers’ Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.
“…a warmhearted play…highly entertaining, frequently moving…” —Chicago Tribune.
“…folksy, funny, straightforward and validating …engaging from beginning to end.” —LA Times.
“David Rambo’s new one-woman play…[about] the witty, bubbly, frank, and slightly eccentric writer…provides a compelling portrait of her.” —BackStage West.
“LADY is surprisingly crisp and loaded with detail. Breezy, funny and gossipy.” —North County Times.