One-man Shakespeare show at UNCA Sept. 30

What:Tim Mooney One Man Show titled, Lot o’ Shakespeare

When:Monday, September 30th at 8:00pm

Where: UNC-Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall; Free and open to the public

Timothy Mooney has memorized one monologue from every Shakespeare play, capturing the most stirring speeches, the most wicked double-entendres, and the most delicious sonorous soliloquies ever to emerge from Shakespeare’s pen! Following rave reviews at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and around the United States, Lot o’ Shakespeare is a dynamic tour deforce of vocal and physical pyrotechnics.

Lot o’ Shakespeare features 38 monologues chosen entirely at random by the spinning of a Bingo cage! The audience plays along on their individual “IAGO” cards, and the first to match four plays in a row wins a t-shirt! And while the game turns it all into fun, in the process the audience discovers the breadth, the excitement and genius of Shakespeare in passionate scenes of action, character and power!

Mooney’s performance is literate, enthusiastic, and athletic, bounding from Shakespeare’s hilarious Comedies, to his passionate Tragedies, to his epic histories, all at the drop of a ping-pong ball! Audiences everywhere have been astonished to discover just how contemporary, vivid and playfullyfulfilling these plays are. KC Stage (5 Stars) called it “energetic and engaging… a 60-minute tour de force!”

A hit at the Orlando Fringe Fest: “Flat out riveting.” (Orlando Sentinel). At the Minnesota Fringe: “Expressive, funny, intelligent… makes the language, the stories alive in a rare way,”

“A one-man dynamo! A banquet of delights!” Mooney is about to bring “Lot o’ Shakespeare” back to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival “Green Show” for a demand return performance!

What: Tim Mooney One Man Show titled, Moliere Than Thou

When: Tuesday, October 1st at 8:00pm

Where: UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall; Free and open to the public

Link to Tim Mooney’s web page: http://www.timmooneyrep.com/

Description:

In the course of his [85-minute] one-man play, Timothy Mooney seduces the audience with a complexity of language that is a sensual delight. Mooney parades through the best loved plays of France’s beloved playwright, Moliere. Molière Than Thou reinvigorates Renaissance theatre and the court of Louis XIV.

Mooney’s performance is literate, enthusiastic, and athletic. The play won a “Best of” award from the San Francisco Fringe Festival, and was listed first of the “Top Ten Artistic Events of 2006” from the Chattanooga Pulse. I

In its Orlando Fringe performances, the press raved “Clearly Moliere lives,” “A delight for all those who appreciate the barbed satire and slyly nuanced language in Molière’s classic skewerings of the rich and pompous.”Winnipeg Fringe reviewers celebrated: “The listener can draw all the available pleasure from the splendid speeches penned by the man considered the French Shakespeare,” and commended “Mooney’s unbelievably expressive eyes and fabulous facial expressions.”

The New York media exclaimed, “Move over Richard Wilbur, Timothy Mooney is the real deal … A very tight performance which should be seen by any aspiring actor who wants to tread the boards.”


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