LOVELAND IN THE PRESS

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Loveland is INAPPROPRIATE IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS. [Its] zaniest moments always seem to bend inexorably toward heart-wrenching epiphany. Devastating. Outrageous. HUGELY MOVING. Cathartic. Tour de force.”

- Celia Wren, The Washington Post


 

“Randolph is a fleet and UTTERLY FEARLESS PERFORMER AND WRITER; it would be a mistake to call her brave, because she’s so sure of the material that the bravery seems like a given, and instead she simply and joyously inhabits everything she does . . . [‘Loveland‘ is a] POWERFUL EVENING OF THEATRE.”

- Brett Steven Abelman, DC Theatre Scene


 

“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. . . . Randolph mines new depths of HILARITY.”

- Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle


 

“The kind of totally demented, UNFORGETTABLE, over-the-top comedy that forces people to think.”

- George Heymont, The Huffington Post


 

Loveland is an awfully funny monologue, but it’s also . . . so devastating and BEAUTIFUL that it brought tears to my eyes. It’s the kind of play that burrows its way into your heart, breaks it, and puts it back together again.”

- Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect


 

“It’s easy to understand why Randolph has won awards for her solo performances and been compared to Gilda Radner . . . [Her] characterizations are BRILLIANT.”

- Leslie Katz, The San Francisco Examiner


 

“Riotously DEMENTED and brilliantly humane.”

- The Guardian


 

Loveland is the solo show that should be the template for all one-person show wannabes. Ann Randolph incorporates creative writing, broad but TRUTHFUL characters, zaniness balanced with compelling dramatic moments, and, above all, an undeniably convincing story.”

- Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema


 

“You’d have to be CRAZY to miss this one.”

- Elizabeth Schwyzer, The Independent


 

“Ann Randolph is a COMIC GENIUS . . . and not just any sort of hide-your-light-behind-a-bush kind of genius, but a hard-working, dare-to-put-it-out-there kind of genius. . . . If anyone can make you laugh about a subject as serious as dying, it’s Ann Randolph sharing both vulnerability and audacious humor that are the basis of her immense heart. . . . Loveland is a highly recommended MUST SEE!”

- Linda Ayres-Frederick, San Francisco Bay Times


 

“Randolph is at once rubber-faced and google-eyed, GOOFY AND GLAMOROUS . . . she seems to fill up the stage, demanding your attention without pandering in the least. [Loveland]’s what I woke up thinking about the next morning.”

- Lea Garchik, SF Gate


 

“Ann Randolph is pretty AMAZING. What she brings in her performance (and writing) of Loveland is something most theaters strive for in every show they produce.”

- Marvin Candle, The Edge


 

“One of the most SPECTACULAR solo performances I have witnessed in some time, was that of Ann Randolph in her moving, yet comedic ‘Loveland’. [Loveland] . . . should not be missed”

- E. “Doc” Smith, Beyond Chron


 

“Ann Randolph takes real-life trauma and turns it into COMIC PERFORMANCE ART.”

- Wallace Burns, Santa Cruz Sentinel

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul
16
Sun
10:00 am 5 Day Write Your Life Retreat @ Hollyhock
5 Day Write Your Life Retreat @ Hollyhock
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 10:00 am
5 Day Write Your Life Retreat @ Hollyhock | British Columbia | Canada
Write Your Life for the Page & Stage Uncover your own unique, powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud. Learn to trust your creative impulses and embrace all of[...]
Jul
30
Sun
all-day 7 Day Santa Fe Retreat @ Sanctuary of the Stars
7 Day Santa Fe Retreat @ Sanctuary of the Stars
Jul 30 – Aug 6 all-day
7 Day Santa Fe Retreat @ Sanctuary of the Stars | Galisteo | New Mexico | United States
Join award-winning writer/performer Ann Randolph for 7 days of writing and creating in the high desert of New Mexico. This retreat is taking place at the breathtakingly beautiful 30 acre Private Hacienda Linda in Santa[...]
Aug
12
Sat
7:00 pm FUNdraiser for OHCA: Inappropria... @ O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
FUNdraiser for OHCA: Inappropria... @ O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FUNdraiser for OHCA: Inappropriate in All the Right Ways @ O'Hanlon Center for the Arts | Mill Valley | California | United States
“…a show like no other! … 100% FUN!…”  — The Huffington Post Award-winning playwright and performer Ann Randolph fuses her trademark irreverent observations with TED-style self-help messaging to create an opportunity for the audience to take the[...]
Aug
13
Sun
all-day The Liberating Power of Self-Exp... @ 1440 Multiversity
The Liberating Power of Self-Exp... @ 1440 Multiversity
Aug 13 – Aug 18 all-day
The Liberating Power of Self-Expression @ 1440 Multiversity | Scotts Valley | California | United States
Do you realize that you are a creative force of nature with unique gifts waiting to be expressed? • What if you had the courage to speak the story you are most afraid to tell?[...]
Sep
30
Sat
all-day Stories That Heal: Weekend Writi... @ Mission Hospice and Home Care
Stories That Heal: Weekend Writi... @ Mission Hospice and Home Care
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Stories That Heal: Weekend Writing Workshop @ Mission Hospice and Home Care | San Mateo | California | United States
Full weekend workshop: Saturday, September 30 • 9:30-4:30pm and Sunday, October 1 • 9:30am-4:30pm “As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.” – Julia Cameron Learn how to[...]
Jan
21
Sun
all-day Writing Retreat in Kauai @ Church of the Pacific
Writing Retreat in Kauai @ Church of the Pacific
Jan 21 – Jan 28 all-day
Writing Retreat in Kauai @ Church of the Pacific | Princeville | Hawaii | United States
Join award-winning writer/performer Ann Randolph for 7 days of writing, creating and outdoor adventures on Kauai’s breathtaking North Shore. A perfect retreat for those seeking to explore memoir, personal essay, solo performance, and self-expression in[...]

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