Sherry is the author and star of award winning solo shows family secrets, taking the high road and oh my goddess. Sherry glaser, actress, playwright, author and commentator, wrote and starred in family secrets, the longest running onewoman show in offbroadway history. Family search claus briflo family store pages directory. Sherry glaser, born and raised in new york, is the star and creator of family secrets.
Much of the material is autobiographicalall of the characters, in fact, are. Sherry glaser s, family secrets is one of the most profound peices of literature i have ever encountered. In this one woman tourdeforce, sherry glaser takes on the walk, talk, accoutrement and mannerisms of the proverbial father mort, clinically depressed mother bev, hippie daughter fern renamed kahari, teenager from hell sandra, and a liberated grandma rose. One womans affectionate look at a relatively painful subject by sherry glaser. Based on the hilarious and touching offbroadway hit, family secrets is a portrait of the. Mar 10, 2007 sherry glaser, whose one woman offbroadway show family secrets has just opened at theater j, sits down with joel markowitz to talk about creating this play about her family, why miami was her tryout town, her life today, and her secret to changing the world. Bob eubanks hosted, and orlandoarea disc jockey dean miuccio announced. But the disappearance of greg howells from family secrets a onewoman, fivecharacter play starring his wife, sherry glaser is anything but show business as usual. If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. No, it was all the work of sherry glaser, whos reappearing in family secrets, the onewoman show she wrote with greg howells and premiered in new york in 1993. I apologize for the long delay since my last update. In the onewoman show by sherry glaser and gregory howells. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover sherrys.
In glasers onewoman show, the offbroadway hit family secrets, she performs a series of monologues written with her husband in which she plays characters based on members of her family. Sherry glasers family secrets to close offbway on april. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. House of secrets is a story of tragedy and dark horrors. View sherry glasers profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Sherry glaser, actress, playwright, author and commentator, wrote and starred in family secrets, the longest. One of the strengths of family secrets, by sherry glaser and greg howells, is that it has outlasted the dysfunctionalist wave.
What makes this solo piece somewhat different is that the characters are. What makes her characters so real, is that they are real. Buy this book in the her onewoman show of the same name. Regular wine connoisseurs tend to see it as an outsider wine. In a world where women have limited stages, venues and audiences, performance artist sherry glaser presents a fascinating sunday afternoon buffet of comedy, epiphanies and intimate drama by four unique and talented women kym trippsmith, julie drucker, ricci dedola and sherry glaser. The longest running onewoman show in offbroadway history family secrets, the radical political show the breast of sherry glaser, and her latest, taking the high road, comic confession from behind the cannabis curtain. With a long island whine and an alarmclock laugh, bev, one of the five family members lovingly realized by sherry glaser in family secrets, which she. Creation takes a long time for the deity in sherry glaser s oh my goddess. Glaser won numerous awards for her role in family secrets. Sherry glaser s family secrets is a chain of sharply observed, witty portraits of five disparate and desperate people. Sherry glaser first practical handbook for crazy people.
One womans affectionate look at a relatively painful subject by sherry glaser and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Sherry glaser s family secrets opens the 1999 women centerstage series at the center of. Sherry glaser s acclaimed family secrets is a comedy hit, and its limited new york return is bound to be another bona fide round of continuous laughter. The game is afoot as charlotte holmes returns in usa today bestselling author sherry thomass victorianset lady sherlock series. Sherry glaser born june 6, 1960 is an american actress, performance artist, and political activist. Production history minnesota jewish theatre company. Sherry glaser is bringing her onewoman oh my goddess. The awardwinning show still holds the title of offbroadways longest running onewoman show. Sherry glaser a play about thre generations of a long island jewish family. As sherlock holmes, consulting detective, aided by the capable mrs. The family secrets of sherry glaser dc theatre scene. Each character comes alive, and gives you insight into sherry glaser s soul and life.
Excerpts from sherry glasers family secrets, march 7april 15, 2007, theater j. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Family secrets by sherry glaser and gregory howells at fst. View sherry glaser s profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community.
May 12, 2003 creation takes a long time for the deity in sherry glaser s oh my goddess. Carolyn michel takes the stage this week in florida studio theatres production of family secrets, and it really is a family affair. Bush leaves office as one of the most unpopular presidents in american history. The book includes the text of the play along with glasers observations. But it will be hard to do, because family of secrets is so richly documented, with more than 1,000 footnotes. This goddess group gathered to recognize and embody the goddess, to. Family secrets is a broadway show that gives a portrait of five members of a jewish family who migrated from new york to california in the 1980s. Sherry glaser as one of her multiple characters theres no doubt that the solo show has come a long way and branched out in some very interesting directions since family secrets premiered in 1993. Flower child spills her family secrets sun sentinel. One womans affectionate look at a relatively painful subject by sherry glaser 1997, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. Sherry glaser, awardwinning star and author of the longestrunning onewoman show in off broadway history family secrets, returns to the marsh berkeley with her revised and more relevant than. To say she has had an unorthodox career would be an understatement. Two roads theatre sets new schedule for the second coming.
Family secrets is the longest running one woman show in. Schrager world premiere hanukkah lights in the big sky by buffy sedlachek mjtc commission boychik by richard krevolin the twilight of the golds by jonathan tolins. One womans affectionate look at a relatively painful subject paperback. Larry miller, kathleen clark, jack axelrod, will carney, estelle harris, mitzi mccall, claire o berry, sarah powers, george solomon, and paul sylvan 1988. Glaser has just published a collaborative work with her mother shelly glaser.
My husband, my director, my mystery the new york times. Goddess a troubled creation sherry glasers onewoman. The result is a compelling autobiography rendered in two genres. Sherry will be on hand to read and sign the book and discuss related. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Fst will continue this tradition of a wedded collaboration by having michels husband. Sherry is an award winning writer, actress, author, political commentator and activist, and teacher.
The first practical handbook for crazy people sherry glaser. Family secrets and 21 related entities entities finder. Parade dieter bierbrauer as leo frank and kevin dutcher as luther rosser in parade book by alfred uhry, coconceived by harold prince, music and lyrics by jason robert brown. Some of you have emailed me asking about the status of the book, encouraging me in the work, etc. She developed her passion for solo performance while practicing improvisation in the early 80s in san diego with whoopi goldberg, mo gaffney and kathy najimy. Gods better half is back and shes mad in oh my goddess. Rosser in parade book by alfred uhry, coconceived by harold prince, music and lyrics by. Sherry glaser, whose one woman offbroadway show family secrets has just opened at theater j, sits down with joel markowitz to talk about creating this play about her family, why miami was her tryout town, her life today, and her secret to changing the world family secrets at theater j continues through april 15 th click here. Secrets sharer sherry glaser reveals her family s history in a funny but painfully frank onewoman show. Family of secrets, paperback the longhidden story of a family we thought we knewand of a powermaking apparatus that we have barely begun to comprehend. She developed her passion for the solo performance while practicing improvisation in the early 80s in san diego in the company of.
But the revival of sherry glasers onewoman show now at 37 arts illustrates just how exemplary this one still is. Family secrets original, play, solo written by and starring sherry glaser 19901991. With terrifying detail, cauffiel takes readers into a shocking world of abuse, incest, and family murdera world ruled by psychopath lee sexton whose ability to manipulate his children produced one of the most sensational cases in true crime history. Sherry glasers family sec rets to close offbway on april 9. Each character comes alive, and gives you insight into sherry glasers soul and life. Jan 12, 2012 she won a best actress award in l999 in performance with colleague sherry glaser s solo piece, family secrets. Family of secrets is a book that the bush family hope you wont read. In glaser s onewoman show, the offbroadway hit family secrets, she performs a series of monologues written with her husband in which she plays characters based on members of her family. Glaser lives with her wife, sheba love, in albion, california. Last year at the royalgeorge theatre, sherry glaser attracted large audiences to family secrets, her onewoman, selfpenned deconstruction of a dysfunctional jewish family.
A comedy of biblical proportions to the marsh berkeley for a 6week run. She incorporates many of those pieces into this memoir. She won a best actress award in l999 in performance with colleague sherry glaser s solo piece, family secrets. She is available for comedy, workshops and lectures. Family secrets broke through in 1993, when authorstar sherry glaser won a theater world award for what the new york times called one of the most unforgettable performances of the season. Family of secrets is a compelling read, and remarkably so given the complicated story it tells.
Transforming herself into 5 members of a jewish family transplanted from the bronx to southern california, sherry proves she is the kin of comedy. Sherry glasers, family secrets is one of the most profound peices of literature i have ever encountered. Sherry glaser wrote and stars in this solo show recorded in nyc in 1995. Sherry is an accomplished author whose books include her memoir, family secrets and a collaboration with mother, shelly glaser, titled the first. Sherry glasers family secrets still holds the record it earned in 1995 as the. Being shunned by society gives charlotte holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Perhaps, back then, the material, or at least glaser s take on it, was fresh enough to allow the evening to play like a blithely bitchy tribute to the people in our lives we love to. Making the most of mental illness, which was cowritten with her late mother, shelly glaser. Herstory in the making happens at occidental center for. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover sherry s. Published by bloomsbury press in 2008, the book describes alleged connections between the bush family with the central intelligence agency. In five very funny and poignant monologues revealing the experiences and pe.
Watson, shes had great success helping with all manner of inq. A moving, ribald, and vulnerable take on a family and a life. Sherry glaser as mort family secrets at theater j introduces us to the kooky fisher family sharing poignant moments in their lives. Sherry glaser actress, playwright, author and commentator, cowrote and starred in family secrets, the longest running onewoman show in offbroadway history. Family secrets is a very personal play about glaser s struggle to live with and love and understand herself. Sherry glaser become well known when she played five different roles in family secrets in 1994. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Family secrets by sherry glaser miklat by joshua ford. Born and raised in new york, sherry glaser actorwriter is the awardwinning star and author of the longestrunning onewoman show in off broadway history, family secrets. No doubt, the bush family will strive to discredit this book. Photo by lea suzukithe san francisco chronicle photo taken on 61406, in san francisco, ca. About us california capital film office at rancho cordova. Sherry is the author and star of award winning solo shows family secrets, taking the high road, and oh my. Sherry glaser born june 6, 1960 is an american actress, performance artist, and political.
Bush was linked to the watergate scandal and the assassination of john f. Sherry glaser, born and raised in new york, is the star and author of offbroadways longest running onewoman show. After all sherry is a peculiar wine, and behind this wine theres a story thats slightly difficult to tell. These are the middleclass family members who inhabit sherry glasers oneperson comedy, family secrets, returning to southern california on thursday after a hit run in new york. Family secrets is a daytime game show, running on nbc from march 22 to june 11, 1993. Family of secrets has made me rethink even those events i witnessed with my own eyes. Not since john leguizamo brought us his spicorama in 1992 has there been such a remarkable oneperson portrait of an entire dysfunctional family as sherry glaser. The offbroadway show family secrets will end its limited engagement at 37 arts. Any book about spanish wines will give you some general information about sherry, but usually just some rough basics without going into detail. Family secrets, now playing at florida studio theatres gompertz theatre, was a longrunning hit for playwrightactress sherry glaser offbroadwayin fact, the. Family secrets westside theatre playbill january 1994. The reason the bushes are relevant today, even with w. Family secrets at theater j continues through april 15 th.
Family secrets family secrets, now playing at florida studio theatres gompertz theatre, was a longrunning hit for playwrightactress sherry glaser offbroadwayin fact, the longestrunning. Through memoirs, and characterization through monologues, she purges her soul to the readers. A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts the lover afore words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the firstborn baby, and assures him of a mothers love. This is a great item for the celebrity, actor, actress, theater or playbill fan or collector. Dan rather shocking in its disclosures, elegantly crafted, and faultlessly measured in its judgments, family of secrets is nothing less than a first historic portrait in full of the bush dynasty and the era it shaped. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Sherry glaser director love in it productions linkedin. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Family secrets was created by the collaboration of wife and husband team sherry glaser and gregory howells. Sherry glaser comedy performance books and political events, actress author.
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