Sugar Plum Fairy
by Sandra Tsing Loh
directed by Bart DeLorenzo
JULIANNE ARGYROS STAGE
December 3, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Sugar_584x3124 for $100

The Madwoman in the Volvo is back—and Scrooge isn’t the only one bitter about the holidays! With signature irreverence, NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh recounts her own childhood desire for a highly coveted role in the Beverly Rosann School of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker. Filled with ambition, rivalry and pre-teen angst, this hilarious tale of life’s crushing blows has been praised as “a comic assault on holiday sentiment” (SF Gate). 

Previews: December 3–7, 2017
First Night: December 8, 2017
Regular Performances: December 9–24, 2017

Recommendation: High school and above.

Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer and performer whose solo theatre shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (both off-Broadway, Second Stage Theatre), Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre), I Worry (The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and The Bitch Is Back (Broad Stage). Her bestselling New York Times Notable Book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show in 2005, during which time Variety named her one of America’s 50 most influential comedians. Her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, was selected as one of The New York Times’ 100 Most Notable Books; it was inspired by her Best American Essay in The Atlantic, to which she is a contributing editor. The play version of Madwoman premiered at South Coast Repertory in January 2016 and enjoyed subsequent runs at the Pasadena Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Loh has been a regular commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and on Public Radio International’s “This American Life” and “Marketplace”; her weekly segment, “The Loh Life,” is heard on KPCC (89.3 FM), as is her daily radio minute, “The Loh Down on Science,” syndicated nationally. Loh is currently an adjunct professor in drama and science communication at the University of California, Irvine.
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