This weekend, I’ll be performing PANTHER HOLLOW at the NJ Fringe Festival in Hammonton. The exact times and location are at the end of this post. But before that, I know many of you are asking yourselves “What does David Lee White’s PANTHER HOLLOW offer that’s so special?”
Two words: Line memorization.
I know that theatre goers have many different reasons for choosing how to spend their entertainment dollars. For some of them, they want a play that “makes them think.” For others, they may want a play that “is good, but not too long.” For some of you, though, the best plays are ones in which all the actors are familiar with their lines of dialogue and are able to deliver them without error.
We’ve all seen plays in which actors “go up” on their lines. Sometimes they’re able to recover, but sometimes not. Sometimes, the other actors roll their eyes or turn their backs to the audience and giggle. Who among us hasn’t sat in the theatre and thought to themselves “Wait a minute. The lines that actor is saying literally have nothing to do with the lines the other actors are saying. I think he’s saying lines from a completely different play!”
I assure you that I have memorized every line of dialogue in PANTHER HOLLOW. Since it’s a one-man show, that’s a lot of lines. Or, if you prefer, it’s only one line that lasts for thirty-six pages.
So come and see PANTHER HOLLOW this weekend. It’s funny, it’s thoughtful, and every line of dialogue will have been memorized in advance of the public performance. For the most part.
PANTHER HOLLOW, by David Lee White…75 minutes.
Two dead bodies, a Jacobean tragedy, drugs, Satanists, skinheads, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and Nordic death metal. God, it sucked being 25.A comedy about freaking out, popping meds, and holding on.Part stand-up comedy confessional and part examination of the cultural taboo of mental illness. PANTHER HOLLOW details playwright David Lee White’s struggle with love, sex and clinical depression at age 25 while living in a one hundred year old house in Pittsburgh’s hidden neighborhood, Panther Hollow.
– Performed at Stockton University Kramer Hall (Room 301) – 30 Front Street.
– Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 1:30pm and 3:30pm, and Sunday @ 12pm and 2:30pm.