April 5 – April 22
By Spalding Gray
Featuring Doug Mancheski
Directed by Robert Boles
In middle age, Spalding Gray (played by Doug Mancheski) has entered “the Bermuda Triangle of Health,” that place where the body begins to
break down in alarming and humiliating ways. His immediate problem is an eye complaint that could be corrected with minor surgery. But for the high priest of high anxiety, nothing is ever minor. And so Gray
embarks on a crazed crusade for wellness that takes him from a Native American sweat lodge to a dictatorial nutritionist and, finally, to a gory session with the “Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons” in the Far East.
“One of the funniest travelogues of the human landscape [Gray] has yet spun out…As close as he has ever been to becoming a stand-up comedian. God bless him for it.”
– Chicago Tribune
“True theatrical magic. An utterly involving piece, and more emotionally moving than perhaps anything else Mr. Gray has done. And don’t worry: it is also extremely funny.”
-The New York Times
Spalding Gray was born on June 5, 1941, in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Emerson College, Gray made his screen-acting debut in a series of forgettable films. With a talent for live performance, he co-founded the Wooster Theater Group in New York City in 1977, where he performed his first monologue, Sex and Death at the Age of 14. Grays next acclaimed performance was Swimming to Cambodia, which was based on his own experience traveling to Thailand to appear in the war film, “The Killing Fields”. The one-man play won an Obie award and was adapted into an award-winning feature film in 1987. Throughout the 1980s, Gray continued to appear in supporting roles on the big screen and on Broadway, but his most unforgettable performances were those he wrote and performed on his own. These included MONSTER IN A BOX and GRAYS ANATOMY, both of which grew into feature films.
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