“A Good Day at Auschwitz”

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wine & refreshments at 5:00 pm
Performance at 5:30 pm
Book signing immediately following

Performance run time: 60 minutes

Tickets $40.00

“Come play a game of Seven Card Stud-with a shot of whiskey!”
Performed by actors Stephen Tobolowsky and Alan Mandell

An exclusive, first-time reading of a story from Stephen’s new book*
My Adventures with God.



*Books available for purchase through Skylight Books

Photo credit: David Carlson

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in entertainment today. He has appeared over 250 movies and television shows. He was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in 2002.  He is best known for roles in Groundhog DayMementoThelma and LouiseSilicon Valley, Californication, Glee, The Goldbergs, Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time for Netflix and Showtime’s White Famous.

He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival. He wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. His storytelling concert film The Primary Instinct was released in 2016 on HULU and is available on iTunes.  Stories from his notable podcast “The Tobolowsky Files” have been heard across the country on NPR and PRI radio stations, and can be heard anytime on and on iTunes. His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. His second book, My Adventures with God, was released April 2017.

Fun facts: He played guitar with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first studio recording Stevie ever performed.

Photo Credit: Daniel Reichert

Alan Mandell  has had a distinguished 80-year acting career and is an accomplished voice- over actor. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop and co-founder of the San Quentin Drama Workshop, which started with a performance of Waiting for Godot inside the prison. Mandell toured with original productions of Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett.

He re-created Beckett’s direction for the filming of Endgame and also performed in Endgame at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and in London and Italy and most recently at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Broadway: Impossible Marriage. Off-Broadway: The Beard of Avon and Godot. Tour: Twelve Angry Men (Ahmanson). Regional: No Man’s Land (Odyssey Theatre), Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse, NYTW), The Cherry Orchard (Taper), Waiting for Godot (Taper) and Trying (Colony Theatre). Films: The Marrying ManMidnightWitnessHedwig and the Angry InchShortbus and A Serious Man. Television: Grey’s Anatomy. He has been a producer on and off Broadway, general manager of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, consulting director at LATC and taught at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.