Written & Performed by Ann Randolph
Directed by Joshua Townshend Zellner
April 22 – June 17, 2017 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 5pm
“The kind of totally demented unforgettable, over-the-top comedy that forces people to think.” — George Heymont, Huffington Post
“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry… Randolph mines new depth of hilarity.” – Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
“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.” – Ellen Bass, author of Like a Beggar, The Human Line and Mules of Love
“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
Randolph brings humanity to the role of Frannie Potts, an irreverent oddball trapped on a plane as she travels from California to Ohio to attend a family member’s funeral. Accompanied by a cast of hilarious characters, all portrayed by Randolph, we witness the tragedy, beauty and humor that unite us all in grief.
Ann Randolph is an Ovation Award® winning playwright and performer. Her multi-character solo show Squeeze Box was originally produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft and went on to become a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit.
Her most recent solo show, Loveland, is currently playing every weekend in San Francisco where Randolph was recently awarded, “ Best Solo Performer in San Francisco 2010” by the San Francisco Examiner. IN addition, she just won the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for “Best Original Screenplay”.
A resident of Los Angeles, Randolph’s previous solo shows and plays have garnered many awards. She was a former member of the Groundlings and Unsafe Sketch, receiving LA Weekly’s “Best Female Comedy Performer”. Her solo show, Miss America was awarded “Best Solo Show” and as an actress she has appeared in numerous plays including the long running cult classic, Bob’s Office Party for which she created the roles of Brandy and Carol. The LA Times wrote of Randolph’s performance: “In a pair of wickedly hysterical roles, Randolph steals the show.”
As a writer, she has contributed personal essays to NPR, Weekend America and the BBC. Ann has also made numerous TV and film appearances including the release of this year’s, Internet Dating with Kat Williams.
In addition to writing for the stage, Ann has been hired by Brooksfilms (Mel Brooks’s Production Company) to create an original movie based on her play, Squeeze Box. She has also created original programming for Gullane Pictures, PAX, Lifetime, and Klasky Csupo.
As an educator, she has led a multitude of writing and performance workshops. The emphasis of these workshops varies from transformational writing for healing to crafting a performance monologue. She has taught at NYU, Ohio University, Wells College, Esalen, Kripalu, Omega, Yoga Oasis and many other academic institutions.
For more info please visit www.annrandolph.com