Press Release: Don Reed in “East 14th” (live theatre) – September 25
Northwest Public Broadcasting and Gesa Power House Theatre present actor-comedian Don Reed in his critically-acclaimed one-man show East 14th on Saturday, September 25 at 7:00PM.
Growing up in Oakland, California, Don Reed’s mother and stepfather raised him to be a middle-class, straight-A, God-fearing church boy, but Don Reed wanted to be like his biological father. Too bad he didn’t know that dear old dad was an actual pimp.
Don Reed has written, performed, directed, and produced five solo shows in New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. His flagship show East 14th was so popular in Berkeley, it was extended 22 times, and spurred the opening of a second Marsh theater, where it ran for an additional 18 months. The show earned Reed the 2016 TBA: Theater Bay Area Award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show and an NAACP Double Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, and in 2016, he won the Performance of the Year award on NPR’s “Snap Judgement” with an excerpt from East 14th titled “I Miss Toni.”
Don Reed’s memorable performance on an HBO Partners and Crime special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of Hollywood and led to many recurring and guest starring roles. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, SNL, and most recently as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO Shorts, and can be seen on Netflix in the feature film Unleashed alongside stars from Showtime’s Shameless. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for more than 1,000 episodes.
Reserved seating tickets ($40) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Additional precautions, such as required mask use, will be observed based on the latest guidance from state and county health departments.
Don Reed will return to perform another one-man show, Semi-Famous, on November 12.
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About Gesa Power House Theatre
The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.
The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).
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Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362