Veteran character actor Richard Tanner’s hilarious hit one man show Small Parts returns by popular demand for six special encore performances at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre (6201 Santa Monica Blvd) for six consecutive Wednesday evenings from October 15th to November 19th.
Part cautionary tale, part irreverent skewering of show business, this uproarious multimedia solo show chronicles the ins, outs, highs, lows and mind boggling absurdities of Tanner’s twenty-plus years as a working actor in the trenches – and all the “small parts” that comprise an actor’s career. Jim Fall (Trick, The Lizzie McGuire Movie) directs.
Earlier this year, Small Parts was a highlight of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival with its mixture of comedy, animation, audience interaction, and an arsenal of audio-visual surprises.
Tanner says “I wanted to do a show that I hadn’t seen before so I developed Small Parts to include multimedia and audience participation, which makes for something fresh, and completely unpredictable each night, and my improv background really helped with that.”
Tanner has appeared in over 75 feature film and primetime shows, from The Golden Girls (in which he first came to the public’s attention as “Young Stan”) to his recurring role on CBS’ The Agency. Other notable appearances include roles on The West Wing, Monk, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Pretty Little Liars. He has also written articles for Esquire, Vogue, The NY Daily News, The Village Voice.
A native New Yorker and graduate from Cornell, Tanner’s show explores the themes of success and failure. He comments, “We’re so averse to failure as a society, but Winston Churchill said, ‘Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.’ That quote really inspired me.”
Small Parts tickets are available at http://smallpartstheshow.brownpapertickets.com/.
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