Northwest Public Broadcasting and Gesa Power House Theatre present actor-comedian Don Reed in his solo show Semi-Famous on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:00PM.
Hollywood—Heartless, Heartbreaking, but every once in awhile, Heartwarming.
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.
“Semi-Famous delivers the goods! One delicious cameo after another. Hilarious.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
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, and recently shared an excerpt story from East 14th – on NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment so compelling that it will be woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in Washington D.C.
Reserved seating tickets ($40 adult, $20 student) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Please review our current health and safety precautions, including required mask use. Ticket holders will receive an email during the week before the show with any updates.
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