PLEADING INFINITY, A SOLO PLAY ABOUT HOLLYWOOD AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

Pleading Infinity

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Pleading Infinity by T. J. Walsh at The Actors Company, Little Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

In this funny and moving solo play Jonathan Ebeling plays Bob Donovan, Hollywood screenwriter, who wrestles with life’s big questions including miraculous births, the nature of art, near death experiences, ghosts, UFOs, the creation of the universe, and, finally, the meaning of life. “A polished and mature piece…very funny and touching monologues chronicling the life of screenwriter Bob Donovan.” Austin American Statesman

Pleading Infinity was developed in Austin, Texas at FronteraFest, the premier fringe festival of the Southwest and performed at the New York International Fringe Festival. “As the play progresses the emotional arc of Bob’s journey moves to the fore. This is Walsh’s real accomplishment, and is all the more remarkable for the subtlety with which it occurs.” NYTheatre.com

T.J. WALSH (author, director) is a playwright and director living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is a Professor of Theatre History at Texas Christian University and for ten years was the Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, a professional equity theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of the book “Playwrights and Power: The Making of the Dramatists Guild” (Smith & Kraus). He is the recipient of three Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum awards for Outstanding Direction. His research interests are in the history and theory of authorship. He has a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in Playwriting and a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Oscar Brockett. His plays have been produced around the country. You can find him on facebook and at workwalsh@outlook.com.

JONATHAN EBELING (Bob Donovan) moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 2011 to enroll in The Groundlings School where he studied until graduating from the program in 2018. Since then he’s appeared in the The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, Grandmother’s Gold, and Stupid Idiots but if you recognize him, it’s probably from a commercial. He is a graduate of TCU. You can find him at jsebeling@gmail.com.

DELANEY MILBOURN (Production Manager) is a proud TCU theatre alumna. Her most recent works include Puck from Midsummer Night’s Dream and Brutus in Julius Caesar at LA’s Irreverent Shakespeare Company. Other roles include: Misty Riggs from the world premiere of “Like A Billion Likes” at Stagewest theatre in DFW, Cordelia in King Lear, Natasha in Three Sisters, Linda in Holiday, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, and various other roles. Delaney has also done a variety voice over work, most recent example is Show Dogs. Delaney is also part of a youtube comedy group Safety Patrol, a group also made up of TCU alumni, check out their work when you got the chance. You can find her at laneytoe@yahoo.com.

Sunday, June 23, 12:30pm Tickets: $15 at www.hollywoodfringe.org
Sunday, June 23, 4:00;m
Monday, June 24, 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 25, 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 7:30pm
Friday, June 28, 7:30pm

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