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

Apr
19
Wed
all-day 8 Week Write Your Life Workshop @ O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
8 Week Write Your Life Workshop @ O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Apr 19 – Jun 14 all-day
8 Week Write Your Life Workshop @ O'Hanlon Center for the Arts | Mill Valley | California | United States
Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm No class on May 10th. “As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our   life is taking.” – Julia Cameron This is an invitation for you[...]
Apr
22
Sat
5:00 pm LOVELAND @ The Marsh
LOVELAND @ The Marsh
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm
LOVELAND @ The Marsh | San Francisco | California | United States
Written & Performed by Ann Randolph Directed by Joshua Townshend Zellner Randolph brings humanity to the role of Frannie Potts, an irreverent oddball trapped on a plane as she travels from California to Ohio to[...]
Apr
23
Sun
9:30 am 8 Week Write Your Life: For The ... @ The Marsh
8 Week Write Your Life: For The ... @ The Marsh
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm
8 Week Write Your Life: For The Page & The Stage in SF @ The Marsh | San Francisco | California | United States
This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when speaking out loud. You’ll learn to trust your creative impulses, embracing all of who[...]
2:00 pm Inappropriate In All The Right Ways @ The Marsh
Inappropriate In All The Right Ways @ The Marsh
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm
Inappropriate In All The Right Ways @ The Marsh | San Francisco | California | United States
“Nobody leaves a performance of ‘Inappropriate’ without being moved to laughter; many leave after discovering something about their own life trajectory. It’s a show like no other…it’s part autobiography, part stand-up hilarity, part therapy, and[...]
Apr
29
Sat
9:30 am 8 Week Write Your Life Workshop @ Phoenix Theatre Annex
8 Week Write Your Life Workshop @ Phoenix Theatre Annex
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – Jun 17 @ 12:30 pm
8 Week Write Your Life Workshop @ Phoenix Theatre Annex | San Francisco | California | United States
“As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.” – Julia Cameron This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the[...]
Jun
25
Sun
7:00 am 5 Day Write Your Life Retreat @ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
5 Day Write Your Life Retreat @ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Jun 25 @ 7:00 am – Jun 30 @ 7:00 am
5 Day Write Your Life Retreat @ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Taking Your Life Story from the Page to the Stage For everyone. Discover your own uniquely powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud. By becoming the author of[...]
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
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?[...]
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
Kauai Write Your Life Retreat 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,[...]

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