Rain Pryor Coming to the Stage

by Press Release | Feb 3, 2006
Rain Pryor Coming to the Stage Rain is forecast on stage of the Stockton Performing Arts Center on February 8th, but no umbrella will be needed. Rain Pryor will perform her acclaimed one-woman show, “Fried Chicken & Latkes” for one night only.

Urban New York declared, “You’re riveted for every second…The kind of evening one leaves the theatre feeling someone truly dug deep to touch them.” Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25 and $40 and may be ordered online at www.stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an hour and a half before the performance. For Group Sales, call David at (609) 652-4786.

Ms. Pryor wrote, created and co-produced, “Fried Chicken & Latkes,” as well as contributing her own original music and lyrics. She drew heavily from her personal experience as the daughter of black comedian, Richard Pryor and her Jewish mother. The Los Angeles Times bestowed a “Critics Choice” on her for her work, hailing her singing and sense of timing as rare gifts.

Rain has played to sold out crowds and standing ovations every night at her performances at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills, CA, and again at the Culture Project in New York. The audiences and the ovations kept on coming as Rain performed her show all over the country.

But her work on “Fried Chicken & Latkes” is not done. She is currently working a film version and cast album of her show. 2005 is proving to bring an avalanche of accolades for the talented Ms. Pryor and “Fried Chicken & Latkes.” She has garnered four NAACP Theatre Award nominations for Best Female Performer Equity, Best Original Playwright Equity, Best Direction and Best Sound Design. Rain took home the Best Female Performer Equity. She also won the 2005 Invisible Theatre’s Goldie Klein Gues Artist Award. Ms. Pryor is dedicated to the fight for a cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Her dedication has her traveling across the country as an MS Lifelines Ambassador educating and supporting those with MS and their family and friends.

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, on Jim Leeds Road in Pomona (Galloway Township). Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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