Dixon Place presents a World Premiere
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ACCIDENTAL PUNDETTE
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS,
Written & performed by NANCY GILES
Directed by ELLIE COVAN
"...a funny show, full of true, personal stories." --nytheatre.com
Follow our blacker, taller, and tamed eyebrow version of Andy Rooney down her rabbit hole of real life media (mis)adventures in this expanded version of her hit Summer Shorts festival show. In her up-to-the-minute new show, Nancy explores her own bumpy trajectory from actress & writer to television essayist in the ongoing saga of the wild & wooly world of cable news panels. @nancygilesnyc
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15: Post-show talk back with Nancy and CBS News' 48 Hours correspondent, Erin Moriarty, followed by a cocktail reception in the Lounge.
Check out Nancy's interview with Vaudevisuals' Jim Moore on his blog! And here's a little outtake to amuse you before you check it out....
estimated runtime: 60 minutes
NANCY GILES has been a contributor to the Peabody Award-winning CBS News Sunday Morning for 10 years, voicing her opinions on everything from politics and pop culture to the conspiracy of high heels. She was honored with 2 Gracie awards from the Alliance of Women in Media for her work on Sunday. She was also part of the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed TV series China Beach; was the announcer and co-host of Fox After Breakfast; and her film work includes Joshua, Superheroes, Lover Boy, True Crime, Working Girl, Big and the documentary Before the Music Dies. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Urban Blight at Manhattan Theatre Club, a Theatre World Award winner for Mayor, toured with Chicago’s Second City. Nancy's written and performed the solo pieces Black Comedy: The Wacky Side of Racism and Notes of a Negro Neurotic (both developed with and directed by Ellie Covan at Dixon Place), and most recently Things My Afro Taught Me (2009 Summer Shorts at 59E59). Currently working on a collection of essays and true stories.
This DP commission is supported by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and with private funds from the Jerome Foundation.