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

Dec
1
Fri
12:00 pm One to One Writing & Creative De... @ Ann's House
One to One Writing & Creative De... @ Ann's House
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – May 30 @ 8:00 pm
One to One Writing & Creative Development Retreats @ Ann's House | Hanalei | Hawaii | United States
Explore your strengths and creative aspirations, further define your creative niche, confirm and expand your reach as a successful artist. Work on your in-process creative project, whether it be a book, solo show, podcast, video[...]
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[...]
Feb
11
Sun
all-day Write Your Life Retreat @ Church of the Pacific
Write Your Life Retreat @ Church of the Pacific
Feb 11 – Feb 17 all-day
Write Your Life Retreat @ Church of the Pacific | Princeville | Hawaii | United States
Join award-winning writer & performer Ann Randolph for 7 days / 6 nights 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,[...]
Mar
31
Sat
all-day Write Your Life – Group Writing ... @ Church of the Pacific
Write Your Life – Group Writing ... @ Church of the Pacific
Mar 31 – Apr 7 all-day
Write Your Life - Group Writing + Yoga Retreat @ Church of the Pacific | Princeville | Hawaii | United States
Join award-winning writer & performer Ann Randolph for 7 days / 6 nights of writing, creating, outdoor adventures and yoga with Carol Dumeyer, a well-loved local teacher and owner of Metamorphose Yoga Studio! – all on Kauai’s breathtaking[...]
May
6
Sun
all-day Write Your Life for the Page and... @ Esalen
Write Your Life for the Page and... @ Esalen
May 6 – Jun 3 all-day
Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage @ Esalen | Big Sur | 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[...]

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