INAPPROPRIATE IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS
“…a show like no other! … 100% FUN!…” - The Huffington Post
Inappropriate in All The Right Ways takes the audience on an audacious, disastrous and glorious ride that culminates in audience members taking the stage.
What if our tragedies were our greatest triumphs? Our public self was our most private and the worst and the best moments of our lives turned out to be the same?
Join Ann Randolph in a unique theatrical experience where sharing her story, from never paying rent by living in boats, tents and mental institutions to hooking up with Mel Brooks for an off-Broadway run, invites you to experience and express the miraculous in your own.
As Randolph has taken INAPPROPRIATE across the country, countless people, red, blue, old, young, right, wrong, short, tall — people different from each other in every discernible way — share, accept and embrace what makes us all of us human.
“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry… Randolph mines new depth 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
“Riotously demented and brilliantly humane. Not to be missed.” — Rob Avila, SF Bay Guardian
“Ann Randolph’s Loveland is fearless as she exposes the laugh-out-loud absurdity and wrenching emotion that rub up against each other when grief strips us of our inhibitions. Ann is a keen observer of the human condition and an amazing comedian. You’ll want to see this show again and again. And then recommend it to all of your friends. Loveland‘s next stop should be Broadway!” — Ellen Bass, author of Like a Beggar, The Human Line and Mules of Love
Loveland follows the journey of irreverent oddball, Frannie Potts, as she flies cross-country to attend a family member’s funeral. She breaks down while soaring over the nation’s heartland and Randolph brilliantly portrays a plane full of hilarious characters in a show that is both achingly funny and achingly poignant. Randolph’s fearless performance exposes the laugh-out-loud combination of absurdity and wrenching emotion that results when grief strips us of our inhibitions. “Compared to Gilda Radner,” (The San Francisco Examiner) and hailed as “a genius” by comedy master Mel Brooks, Randolph is one performer not to miss.
LOVELAND has garnered many awards including:
“Best Solo Show” — San Francisco Bay Critics
“Best Solo Performer” — SF Weekly
“Best Solo Performer” — LA Weekly
“Best Original Script” — San Francisco Bay Critics
Produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft
“One of those lightning strikes that happen in Los Angeles.” — Anita Gates, The New York Times
“She goes in and out of these characters. She’s a bit of a genius. I’ve been around, and I haven’t seen so much talent in one person since I married Anne Bancroft. I’ve got to say that these are two great Anns, and I am glad that they hooked up together.” — Mel Brooks
“Squeezebox is the Marsh at its best: understated and brilliant.” — Doug Konecky, SF Theater Blog
“Rubber-faced Randolph is wickedly hysterical.” — Los Angeles Times
With pathos and humor, Randolph skillfully weaves together stories about working in a women’s homeless shelter and the pursuit of true love. Her painfully 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.
Squeeze Box played in NYC for 6 months before touring the US’s regional theater circuit and headlining the Edinburgh Fringe.
Squeeze Box won numerous awards including:
“Ovation Award” — Los Angeles most prestigious award for theater
“Best Solo Show” — Los Angeles Times
“Best Solo Performer” — LA Weekly
“Best Solo Show” — LA Weekly
A collection of outrageous monologues.