In Ladylike, Rose, an abrasively loveable and sporadically foul-mouthed lady goes to the park in response to a personal ad. While waiting for her date, Rose expounds upon the topics of life, love, and underwear manufacturers. She questions the belief system of New Age hippies, offers up anger management solutions for rock stars, and wonders at the ever rising cost of, well, everything. Through discussing the ridiculously mundane, Rose is able to touch the hearts of the audience and show us that we, as humans, should not take anything too seriously, least of all ourselves.
Amanda is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />Blue Lake, CA(not to mention Murray State University and Pleasure Ridge Park High School) and is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Andre de Lorde’s Theatre de Grand Guignol in Los Angeles. She also worked with Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble on their second-ever show, Souvenir, in 2005.
Amanda’s various theatrical interests have led her to study with Anne Bogart of the SITI Company, the International Theatre Institute of Cyprus, and Giovanni Fusetti of the Kiklos International School of Theatre in Padua, Italy. It was throughout her course of study with Giovanni that Amanda began to lay the foundation for Ladylike. Using the mask of the red nose, Amanda explores the poetry of the ridiculous and embraces the beautiful and profound silliness of human life. Giovanni has called the short piece “extremely personal, highly poetic, and immensely touching.”
Ladylike will be performed on January 25 and 26 at 8:00 pm at the Rudyard Kipling, 422 West Oak Street. The evening will also included an opening act - a special short performance by members of Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble.
Tickets are available for the usual $8-$20 sliding scale (cheaper and more personal than an evening movie –plus, you can drink!) and reservations can be made by calling the Rudyard Kipling at (502) 636-1311 or by contacting Us@LePetomane.org. For more press information, see media contact information below.