Friday, August 25, 2006

Guess Who's Coming To... IndyFringe (Click PODCAST)

An evening of stories told by a typical American couple, the Figueroas. He is a Swedish-Puerto Rican television aficionado. She is an African-American Jane Pauley sound-alike shopaholic. The audience will follow their adventures in and over America as they stray from the normalcy of their home, Hollywood, CA.

http://www.indyfringe.org/
THEATRE ON THE SQUARE
627 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1606
Map of 627 Massachusetts Ave Indianapolis, IN by MapQuest
Fri, Aug 25 - 9:00 pm
Sun, Aug 27 - 2:30 pm
Tues, Aug 29 - 8:00 pm
Sat, Sept 02 - 1:00 pm
Sun, Sept 03 - 8:30 pm
Tickets available at
www.indyfringe.org/tickets.php
$11.00 advance via PayPal
$10.00 at the door

Monday, August 14, 2006

Somewhere over the Reading Rainbow

Since Donna and I are traveling through the mid-west performing at Fringe Festivals,
I thought that this story was appropriate.

One of the stereotypes that we children of television face is that we don’t read. Not true. I read books, and not just the ones that Oprah tells me to. I like to read biographies and humor especially. When it comes to fiction I like to get book’s on tape and listen to them when I go on a long drive or on a flight. Listening to these adventures read by talented actors really makes the time go by quickly.

One day I was planing for a long flight and I decided to get a couple of the Star Trek novels on tape. When I was at the counter of the book store, who do I see but none other than Star Trek: The Next Generation's very own Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, LeVar Burton. One of the tapes I was buying was narrated by Mr. Burton. Should I go over to him and have him sign the tape’s box? I don’t want him to think that I was one of those Trekker geeks. Oh, what the hell I thought, go over there. I then notice that Mr. Burton is buying several thick Tom Clancy/John Grisham type books. Then I remember, he’s also Mr. Reading Rainbow. He has dedicated more than two decades on his PBS series to teaching kids the importance of reading. If he sees me with these books on tape, he’s not going to think that I’m one of those Trekker geeks, worse, he’s going to think that I’m illiterate, stupid or just to damn lazy to read a book. Please God, don’t let LeVar Burton see me buying these books on tape. When the sales lady asked if I wanted a bag for my tapes, I said, please, yes. And I sneaked out of the store with my books on tape wrapped in brown paper. You would have thought I was hiding porn.

To quote Levar Burton on Reading Rainbow, "But you don't have to take my word for it".

Speaking of reading, Tony & Donna both have a story in:

Guess Who's Coming to...

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE
627 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1606
Fri, Aug 25 - 9:00 pm
Sun, Aug 27 - 2:30 pm
Tues, Aug 29 - 8:00 pm
Sat, Aug 02 - 1:00 pm
Sun, Aug 03 - 8:30 pm
Tickets available at
www.indyfringe.org/tickets.php
$11.00 advance via PayPal
$10.00 at the door

Stay Tuned


Tony Figueroa

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Guess Who's Coming To... Minnesota Fringe

An evening of stories told by a typical American couple, the Figueroas. He is a Swedish-Puerto Rican television aficionado. She is an African-American Jane Pauley sound-alike shopaholic. The audience will follow their adventures in and over America as they stray from the normalcy of their home, Hollywood, CA.

http://www.fringefestival.org/
INTERACT CENTER FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
212 Third Ave. N. Ste.140
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Map of 212 N 3rd St Minneapolis, MN by MapQuest
Sat, Aug 5 - 10:00 pm
Sun, Aug 6 - 2:30 pm
Mon, Aug 7 - 8:30 pm
Fri, Aug 11 - 5:30 pm
Sun, Aug 13 - 7:00 pm
Tickets available at
http://www.uptowntix.com/
(615) 209-6799

Wednesday, August 02, 2006