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Press Release: Don Reeds returns in “Semi-Famous” – November 12

Northwest Public Broadcasting presents actor-comedian Don Reed in his acclaimed solo show Semi-Famous at Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, November 12 at 7:00PM.

With stories from the famous to the infamous, Don Reed returns to the stage with a collection of delightful Hollywood tales – from panic attacks auditioning for Spike Lee, to almost being shot by the Secret Service at a television taping. All true. All wrong. In this story Don takes us from his humble beginnings in Oakland, Calif to embark on a journey into the soul-grinder that is the entertainment business.

Don Reed has written, performed, directed, and produced five solo shows in New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. He recently played a lead role in the Amazon Prime comedy series Bartlett, co-financed and with recurring role by Lin Manuel Miranda – composer/creator of the Broadway smash Hamilton. Reed is also currently producing Robert Townsend’s solo tour de force Living the Shuffle.

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: Spider-Man, 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.


Show Sponsor:

Northwest Public Broadcasting logo

Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards

Union-Bulletin, KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific PowerNorthwest Public Broadcasting, Hayden Homes, Walla Walla Valley Honda

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated


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).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500
webmaster@phtww.org

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