Gary Austin Presents: After Anne Frank

April 1st @ 8PM

 Groundlings Founder Gary Austin Presents Carol Lempert inAFTER ANNE FRANK  Written and performed by Carol LempertAFTER ANNE FRANK is the show you get when you cross Spalding Gray’s “Swimming to Cambodia” with Lily Tomlin’s “A Search For Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe.”HIT SHOW DIRECT FROM NEW YORK.  FUNNY AND TOUCHING IT’S A MUST SEE.Directed by Janice GoldbergProduced by Gary Austin (Founder of The Groundlings)Creative Consultant – Gary AustinMonday, April 1st, 8:00 pm"Carol Lempert is my student in New York.  She has written a compelling show filled with humor and pathos. She performed AFTER ANNE FRANK in the New York Fringe Festival and she has gone on to do several New York theatre runs. Carol is bringing the show to The Groundling Theatre. I am happy to be able to bring this brilliant writer/actor to the west coast, and especially to my Groundling home."-Gary AustinLink to the full interview below  "Gary’s work is very physical. Over the years he’s taught me to find a character’s body through asymmetrical movement. And to make arbitrary physical choices as a way to discover authentic human behavior. I play a slew of different characters in After Anne Frank: my Uncle, Matilda - an 83 year old french woman who was in my  Bat Mitzvah class, Fran - a dentist, a southern tourist in the Anne Frank House; and myself at ages 6, 12, 23, 28, 31 and today. Gary’s work helped me find a “body” for each of them. "     For more information, call 818-503-3571 or email [email protected]’s Blog ("DOG BOOT") link: