Wednesday, August 1 @8PM
The Road on Lankershim – THEATRE
5108 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(Street parking or paid lot parking at 5125 Lankershim Blvd)
By Jerry Lambert
Directed by Stewart J. Zully
DARREN- Adam Farabee*
PATTI- Stephanie Einstein
DAD- Jerry Lambert
*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
“Straight Talk” is a gritty tale about young love, an absent father, violence, and the star of “The Karate Kid.”
No reservations or advance tickets. Admission is by donation ($15 suggested).
MEET YOUR PLAYWRIGHT
JERRY LAMBERT hails from the great state of Washington. As a member of Circus Theatricals he performed in “Richard III,” and “Three Sisters” at the Odyssey. He has recurring roles on “American Housewife” (ABC) and “Life in Pieces” (CBS) . Other television credits include “Graves” with Nick Nolte, “Modern Family,” “Brooklyn 99,” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Jerry is reunited with director Stewart J. Zully, with whom he appeared in “The Poison Tree” at AADA in New York City.
MEET YOUR DIRECTOR
STEWART J ZULLY has recently directed at The Road (White Guy On The Bus), The Whitefire (Martha) and Theatre 40 (Two Sisters and American Wee-Pie), as well as numerous readings here at The Road and elsewhere. Stewart co-wrote and co-produced the feature Perfect Opposites, which stars Aaron Paul and Piper Perabo. Acting credits include upcoming features Backseat and Speed Kills. His memoir, My Life In Yankee Stadium 40 Years as a Vendor and Other Tales of Growing Up Somewhat Sane in the Bronx, will be published in February, 2019. www.stewartjzully.com
An Interview with Playwright Jerry Lambert
1: What is the name of your play?
2: What was your first job in the theatre?
Playing Lester Lettuce in “Revolt of the Vegetables,” a childrens’ play about eating healthy. It was ahead of its time.
3: Do you ever model characters after real life people?
4: As an artist, what subjects tend to draw your interest?
Usually just the way human beings behave under extraordinary circumstances. I love writing comedy, but sometimes there is such a thin line between the comedic and dramatic.
5: Do you have other passions aside from playwriting?
I love acting, and travel, and I’m a news junkie, which for the last couple of years has been one of the most depressing afflictions anyone can have. And I really love my wife Nadine, who has been my inspiration since 1982, when we were very young and very poor struggling artists in New York City. And I love my dog Betty.
6: Are you currently working on any new projects?
Right now I’m beginning work on a musical about Vladimir Lenin and the Russian revolution. Lenin will be played by Scott Smith.
7: Here’s a fun question! What is your favorite dessert?
8: Any acknowledgements or words of encouragement?
I really appreciate the tremendous work that is being done at the Road, and am blessed to be a part of SPF 9. Many thanks to Scott Smith, director Stewart J Zully and the Road, for giving so many artists a chance to shine this summer.
9: Describe your play in 3 words!
Who’s Your Daddy? (oops that might be four).