May 6, 2015
Playwright Ann Randolph is returning to WICA with her one-woman show, “Squeeze Box,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. The Piano bar featuring Rick Ingrasci will begin at 7:30 p.m. It was produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft and ran in an off-Broadway production in New York for six months.
In “Squeeze Box,” Randolph skillfully weaves together stories about working in a women’s homeless shelter and the pursuit of true love. Her funny portraits of the shelter’s residents and hilarious account of her hiking trip with Harold, the accordionist of her dreams, are beautifully drawn in this poignant tale about finding dignity and grace in unusual places.
Following the show, Ann will lead a short, optional writing workshop for audience members.
The show toured the country’s regional theater circuit after its New York showings and headlined the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It has won numerous awards including: “Ovation Award” – Los Angeles’ most prestigious award for theater; “Best Solo Show” – Los Angeles Times; “Best Solo Performer” – LA Weekly and “Best Solo Show” – LA Weekly.